Slovakia

What is Slovakia known for?


musical high

-математички смер) or 3) social studies (друштвени смер), available all over Serbia, and a few specialised ones, i.e. science and mathematics (природно-математичка гимназија) -- only one in all of Serbia, in Belgrade; sports (спортска гиманзија) -- just two in Serbia; and language gymnasiums (филолошка гимназија) -- a total of four in Serbia. In the end, everyone has a final exam - Matura. A technical high school (including business admin. assistant, i.e. економска школа), or a musical high school is a prerequisite for enrolement into a university. English and another foreign language (in addition to the mother tongue, and in case of minorities also Serbian, of course) are compulsory throughout. *Slovakia (4 years starting at age 15 after completing 9 years of elementary school (more common); 8 years starting at age 11 after completing 5 years of elementary school; both end with Maturita (Matura)) *Slovenia (4 years, starting at age 14 15, ends with Matura). thumb High-school pupils in Szczecin (File:Matura2005 ILOSzczecin.jpg), Poland, waiting to write a ''matura'' exam in 2005 '''''Matura''''' or a similar term ('''''matur''''', '''''maturita''''', '''''maturità''''', '''''Maturität''''', '''матура''') is the common name for the high-school (high school) leaving exam or "maturity exam" in various countries, including Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, as well as among Ukrainian (Ukraine) emigrés. It is taken by young adults (usually aged 18 or 19) at the end of their secondary education, and generally must be passed in order to apply to a university or other institution of higher education. Names and equivalents In the Czech Republic it is officially called '''maturitní zkouška''', in Slovakia '''maturitná skúška''', in Poland '''egzamin maturalny''', in Austria '''Reifeprüfung''' ("examination of maturity"), but ''matura'' is used colloquially (Colloquialism) in these four countries. In Hungary, the same system is used, but it is called '''érettségi (vizsga)''' ("examination of maturity"), the equivalent of ''matura'' and in Israel it is called '''bagrut''' (Hebrew word for "maturity"). In Italy it used to be called '''esame di maturità''' and now '''esame di Stato'''. In Bulgaria, the official name is държавни зрелостни изпити ('''darzhavni zrelostni izpiti''', "state maturity examinations"), but the name матура ('''matura''') is almost always used instead. Payment options A user must also pay with an iTunes gift card or a credit card with a billing address in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States. Apple also offers other payment methods (like Paypal), which differ from country to country. Residents in other countries can only buy a gift card from a merchant or download free podcasts and previews. * World Hockey Championship ** Men's champion: Slovakia defeats Russia. ** Junior Men's champion: Russia defeats Canada. **Basque Mountains *Carpathian Mountains, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine **Tatra Mountains, Poland, Slovakia - Slovakia Bardejov Basilica of St Giles (Basilica of St Giles, Bardejov) 2000 100px (Image:Bardejov10Slovakia1.JPG) - - Slovakia Kežmarok Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Kežmarok) 1998 100px (Image:Sv Kryziaus baznycia.jpg) - - Slovakia Levoča Basilica of the Visitation, Mariánska hora (Mariánska hora) 1988 100px (Image:Bazilika na Mariánskej hore 2.jpg) - - Slovakia Ľutina Basilica of the Assumption (Basilica of the Assumption, Ľutina) Slovak Greek Catholic Church 1988 100px (Image:Slovakia Lutina 4.JPG) - - Slovakia Rajecká Lesná Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rajecká Lesná) 2002 - - Slovakia Šaštín-Stráže Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Šaštín (Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 1964 100px (Image:Sastin bazilika 2.jpg) - - Slovakia Staré Hory Basilica of the Visitation (Basilica of the Visitation, Staré Hory) 1990 100px (Image:Church in Staré Hory.jpg) - - Slovakia Trnava Basilica of St Nicholas (Basilica of St Nicholas, Trnava) 2008 100px (Image:Slovakia-Trnava-Kostol svateho Mikulasa 1.JPG) - - Slovakia Vranov nad Topľou Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary (Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, Vranov nad Topľou) 2008 100px (Image:Vranov nad Topl'ou kościół 18.08.08 p.jpg) - Twin towns — Sister cities Heinola is twinned (Town twinning) with Piešťany in Slovakia, Karlshamn in Sweden, Baranovichi in Belarus and Peine in Germany. The marriage lasted three months (they divorced in 1935 and the marriage was annulled in 1944), and she returned to Europe where she met Hungarian Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd (1890–1968) and became his fourth of eight eventual wives in late 1935. They lived in Slovakia. Their life was taken up with tiger hunts in India: they both became good shots, killing stags, elephants, and antelopes. They attended the World Exposition of Shooting at Berlin, hosted by Hermann Göring. Shortly afterwards, Pálffy became smitten with the siren-like writer Louise de Vilmorin (1902–1969) in Paris, divorced Etti in December 1937, and married Louise. - SK (ISO 3166-2:SK) Slovakia 8 regions (regions of Slovakia) - * If the country merged into an existing country, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of this country is used (e.g., the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) merged into Germany, whose alpha-2 code is DE ). * If the country was divided into several parts, the special code HH is used to indicate that there is no single successor country (e.g., Czechoslovakia was divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia), with the exception of Serbia and Montenegro, for which XX is used to avoid duplicate use of the same ISO 3166-3 code, as the alpha-2 code CS had twice been deleted from ISO 3166-1, the first time due to the split of Czechoslovakia and the second time due to the split of Serbia and Montenegro. - id "SK" SK Slovakia 1993 .sk Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio


rock track

accessible along maintained marked trails and with the exceptional vistas afforded from its summit, it is the hikers' favorite mountain in the western part of the High Tatras. Kriváň has also been a major symbol in Slovak ethnic and national activism for the past two centuries. It has been referenced in works of art from 19th-century literature, through paintings, film documentaries, to a Polish rock track. A country-wide vote in 2005 selected it to be one of the images on Slovakia's Slovak euro


technical contributions

artists and craftsmen. These shops are mostly found in towns and cities. Prices of imported products are generally the same as in the neighboring countries, whereas prices of local products and services, especially food, are usually lower. Science The Slovak Academy of Sciences has been the most important scientific and research institution in the country since 1953. Slovaks have made notable scientific and technical contributions during the history. The list of important scientists and their inventions include: * Jozef Murgaš (1864–1929), contributed to development of wireless telegraphy Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio


excellence+de

, where his parents lived. Notable Slovak photographers (Photography) in the 20th century are Martin Martinček (1913–2004) and Karol Kállay (1926–2012). Both Martinček and Kállay received the EFIAP (Excellence de la Fédération Internationale de l' Art Photographique) price in 1970. Sculpture in the 20th century represent Ján Koniarek (1878 – 1952), Július Bártfay (1888 – 1979), Tibor Bártfay (1922) Ján Mathé (1922), Jozef Kostka (1912 – 1996), Ladislav Snopek


part based

the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns. The smaller part, based on the former suburb of Újszőny, is in present-day Hungary as Komárom (the historical Hungarian town had the same name). Komárno and Komárom are connected by the Elizabeth bridge, which used to be a border crossing between Slovakia and Hungary until border checks were lifted due to the Schengen Area rules. '''Banská Štiavnica''' ( Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio


including past

, New Zealand, Denmark, Austria, France, Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, England, and most recently Norway in 2005. In May 2005, the choir performed at the National Day of Prayer in front of President & Mrs. Bush in the White House. The choir frequently performs at conventions (Convention (meeting)), including past performances at the national American Choral Directors Association convention in Chicago in 1999 and Los Angeles in 2005, and the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music in Minneapolis. The annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival has become a popular PBS broadcast, and the choir has performed on Garrison Keillor’s ''A Prairie Home Companion''. In parts of Europe, Mexico, Malaysia, Brunei, German-speaking countries and the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland and France, "Maggi" is still synonymous with the brand's "''Maggi-Würze''" (Maggi seasoning sauce), a dark, hydrolysed vegetable protein based sauce which is very similar to East Asian soy sauce except for that it does not actually contain soy. Ingredients of Maggi seasoning sauce It was introduced in 1886, as a cheap substitute for meat extract. It has since become a well-known part of everyday culinary culture in Switzerland, Austria and especially in Germany. It is also well known in Poland and the Netherlands. She returned to the Australia New Zealand Cup during the 1998 European summer, winning the overall championship. The following winter Alcott won Silver (super G (Super Giant Slalom skiing)) and Bronze (giant slalom (Giant Slalom skiing)) medals at the 1999 European Youth Olympics in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia. In December 1999 (2000 Alpine Skiing World Cup), Alcott made her World Cup (FIS Alpine Ski World Cup) debut in a giant slalom race in Lienz, Austria. Commons:Category:Slovakia WikiPedia:Slovakia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovakia eo:Slovakio


early writings

Aurelius , built during this emperor’s reign on the occasion of the triumph over, among other peoples, the Suevic tribes of Marcomanni and Quadi in the year 176. Piazza Colonna (Rome). Little is known about the Suevi who crossed the Rhine on the night of 31 December 406 AD and entered the Roman Empire. It is speculated that these Suevi are the same group as the Quadi, who are mentioned in early writings as living north of the middle Danube, in what is now lower Austria


art visual

'''Štefan Ružička''' (born February 17


including award

and Vietnam. The TONI&GUY salons in the USA are headed up by Toni's younger brother Bruno Mascolo. It also manufactures many products in the UK including award winning haircare label.m Professional Haircare which includes electrical items. It has a sister salon group essensuals Hairdressing, which is headed up by Toni's eldest son Christian Mascolo and more recently essensuals London salons in North America, the first one opened in Los Angeles in 2010 with Vancouver


offering good

to Cieszyn, thus offering good trading opportunities. Craftsmen began to settle in the village. However, village's location had also negative consequences, frequent marches of various armies and frequent Olza floodings caused that in the second half of the 17th century almost one third inhabitants left the village. Sikora family managed the village to 19th century. In 1791 a wooden Protestant church was built, bricked one in 1820. Village developed quickly after 1871 construction

Slovakia

'''Slovakia''' . Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Košice. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the WTO (World Trade Organization), among others. The official language is Slovak (Slovak language), a member of the Slavic language family (Slavic languages).

The Slavs—ancestors of the Slovaks—arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries during the migration period. In the 7th century, Slavs inhabiting this territory played a significant role in the creation of Samo's Empire, historically the first Slavic state which had its center in Western Slovakia. During the 9th century, Slavic ancestors of the Slovaks established another political entity, the Principality of Nitra, which later together with the Principality of Moravia, formed Great Moravia. After the 10th century the territory of today's Slovakia was gradually integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary, which itself became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria–Hungary) or Habsburg Empire. After WWI and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the nation of Slovaks and Czechs established their mutual state - Czechoslovakia. A separate Slovak state (Slovak Republic (1939–1945)) existed during World War II and was a client state of Nazi Germany (from 1939 to 1944). In 1945 Czechoslovakia was reestablished. The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

Slovakia is a high-income (high income economy) advanced economy (Developed country) Bank Country Classification

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