List of traditional regions of Slovakia


List of traditional regions of Slovakia

These traditional regions of Slovakia are mostly former counties of the Kingdom of Hungary, of which present-day Slovakia was part until 1918, but some other historical regions are also listed. See History of Slovakia.

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Counties

There were 20 (earlier 21) counties of the Kingdom of Hungary situated completely or partly in present-day Slovakia. After the creation of Czechoslovakia, they continued to exist until 1922. Most are still referred to informally.

Map of historical counties of Slovakia
Counties that are completely incorporated in Slovakia
Slovak name Hungarian name
Nitra Nyitra
Tekov Bars
Trenčín Trencsén
Turiec Turóc
Liptov Liptó
Zvolen Zólyom
Šariš Sáros

Counties that are partly included in Slovakia

  • Mošoň (Hungarian: Moson, almost wholly in present-day Hungary)
  • Prešporok (today's Bratislava, in Hungarian: Pozsony, almost wholly in Slovakia)
  • Gemer-Malohont (Hungarian: Gömör-Kishont, almost wholly in Slovakia)
  • Ráb (Hungarian: Győr, almost wholly in present-day Hungary)
  • Komárno county (Hungarian: Komárom, southern part in present-day Hungary)
  • Ostrihom county (Hungarian: Esztergom, southern part in present-day Hungary)
  • Hont (almost wholly in Slovakia)
  • Novohrad (Hungarian: Nógrád, southern part in present-day Hungary)
  • Abov-Turňa (Hungarian: Abaúj-Torna, southern part in present-day Hungary)
  • Zemplín (Hungarian: Zemplén, southern part in Hungary)
  • Uh county (Hungarian: Ung, eastern part in Ukraine)
  • Orava (Hungarian: Árva, northern part annexed by Poland in 1919)
  • Spiš (Hungarian: Szepes, northern part annexed by Poland in 1919)

Other traditional regions

There are also other regions in Slovakia, which do not correspond to historical counties:

Region Former County part Former County
Kysuce northern Trenčín
Záhorie western Nitra
Bratislava
Podpoľanie southern Zvolen
Zamagurie northern Spiš

See also


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