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Slovakia facts and history in brief

Slovakia a central European republic, formerly part of Czechoslovakia.
Occupies an area of 49,035 sq km and is bounded by Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic and dominated by the Carpathian mountains, with the the Gerlach Shield at a height of 2,655 m.

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Filakovo is famous for its ruined fortress, which dates back to 1246.

The Turks conquered the Fortress in 1554 and occupied it for forty years and used it as an administration centre for the district.

In 1682 the castle was conquered and destroyed by Thököly's army.

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