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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facts and history in brief
Rimavská Sobota (Rimaszombat in Hungarian) is
the administration and economic centre
of the Malohont district, with the
population of about 30,000.
Used to be called Villa Stefani after King Stephen I
(St Stephen) of Hungary and used to be a market town.
The markets usually were held on Saturdays, hence the
The town was the place of the armistice negations and
signing of the armistice documents between Ján
Jiskra and János Hunyadi.
In 1506, fire destroyed the town.
The Turkish occupied the town twice for considerable time.
In later years the city became and industrial,
education and Protestant centre.
Hui Chin and I had a
good look around, the main square,
the township and sorrounds,
as some of the other cities.
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