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Slovakia history and factsin brief

Slovakia is 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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Zvolen (Zólyom in Hungarian) is a the largest town of central Pohronie, with the population of about 50,000.

Due to Zvolen geographical position in Slovakia the city is an important transport centre for road, railway and air services.

The city's history goes back to primeval times.

The oldest written reference to Zolyom is dated in 1243, when King Béla IV, granted the city royal privileges.

The city assumed major importance when a royal castle was built in the vicinity in the late 14th C.

In later centuries trade and the crafts flourished in the township and the town was fortified with a wall around it.

Today's Zvolen is a prosperous city with wood processing plants, university and scientific institutions.

There are many attractions to see and do in or around town.

The huge and highly visible, papier-mâché looking castle overlooking the city, draws your attention to the detriment to everything else around town.

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