Topic

Minorities

Slovakia is an ethnically diverse country. In the last census in 2011, 80 percent of the participants claimed allegiance to Slovak nationality and about 12 percent claimed allegiance to a nationality other than Slovak. The biggest minority is the Hungarian one followed by the Roma and Ruthenians.

  • Hungarian minority: 458,467 
  • Roma minority: 105,738
  • Ruthenian minority: 33,482
  • Czech minority: 30,367
  • Ukrainian minority: 7,430
  • German minority: 4,690
  • Moravian minority: 3,286
  • Polish minority: 3,084
  • Russian minority: 1,997
  • Bulgarian minority: 1,051
  • Croatian minority: 1,022
  • Serbian minority: 698
  • Jewish: 631

The census in 2021 should provide the most up-to-date data about national minorities in Slovakia, as people had the possibility to choose more than one nationality.

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Hungarian delegation is leaving the castle Big Trianon after signing the treaty on June 4, 1920.
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