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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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Poprad (Poprád in Hungarian) is in the central Spis district, with the population of about 56,000.

The city is a busy road, rail and air centre for holiday makers in the Tatra Mountains.

The town's history can be traced back to 1256.

Originally a farming community which rapidly expended into city proportions after the construction of the Kosice-Bohumin railway line in 1871.

At present the local railway cars manufacturing factory and tourists keep the city busy.

Hui Chin and I been there done that.

Spent two days there and enjoyed every minute of it.

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