Serbs of Slovakia

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Serbs of Slovakia
Коморанске шајке 1597.jpg
Serbs in Komarno (1597)
Total population
3,600 (estimate)
Regions with significant populations
Coat of arms of Komárno.png Komárno
Coat of Arms of Bratislava.svg Bratislava
Religion
Serbian Orthodox Church
Related ethnic groups
South Slavs

There is a small number of Serbs in Slovakia, mostly located in the southern town of Komárno, where they have been living since the 17th century.[1] There has also been a historic minority in Bratislava (Požun), where many Habsburg Serbs studied. The number of Slovaks of Serb descent is hard to determine but nevertheless they are recognized as an official minority.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Association of Serbs in Slovakia claim that 2,784 Serbs, born outside Slovakia, currently live in Slovakia, while another 800 Slovaks are of Serb descent.[3] According to the 2011 census, there were 698 Serbian nationals in Slovakia.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Pride of Komarno". 
  2. ^ http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=47069.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Lopušina 2014, "U Slovačkoj se, prema policijskim podacima momentalno nalazi 2.784 naših ljudi, koji su tu zbog spajanja rodbine, studiranja, rada ili nekog drugog razloga i još 800 ljudi srpskog porekla - tvrdi Stane Ribič, predsednik udruženja Srba u Slovačkoj.".
  4. ^ "Štatistický úrad SR - Úvodná stránka" (PDF). 

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