Ukrainians in Slovakia

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Ukrainians in Slovakia
Українці в Словаччині
Podpis dohody o spolupráci medzi BSK a Dnepropetrovskou oblasgťou.jpg
Total population
11,000[1]
0.2% of Slovakia's population (2009)
Regions with significant populations
Prešov Region, Košice Region
Languages
Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian
Religion
Predominantly Orthodox with Jewish and Catholic minorities
Related ethnic groups
Ukrainians, Ukrainians in Hungary, Ukrainian Canadians, British Ukrainians, Ukrainian Australians, Rusyn Americans, Ukrainians in Poland, Ukrainians in Germany, other Slavic peoples especially East Slavs

Ukrainians in Slovakia form a small but noticeable ethnic group. Ukraine and Slovakia share a border, and eastern Slovakia has traditionally had a number of Ukrainian villages in the Carpathian mountains (many of which are still there). The town of Svidník is generally regarded as the capital of Ukrainian culture in Slovakia, and has a museum dedicated to Ukrainian culture.[2] It is interesting to note that although Ukraine shares a border with Slovakia and not the Czech Republic, there are far more Ukrainians (over ten times as much) in the Czech Republic than there are in Slovakia due to a recent immigration boom.

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