The Old Town of Bratislava is encouraging non-Slovak native speakers to list their mother tongue in the ongoing census of Slovakia.
“It does not matter what our mother tongue is and what nationality we declare. We are united by our love for the Old Town and the desire for our city district to grow and develop.” These were the words used by the Old Town of Bratislava to address non-Slovak speakers living within its confines.
The 2021 census kicked off in mid-February. The forms are available online for the first time. That means that most people do not have to fill in paper forms, answering the census questions in an online questionnaire.