– coal mining, steel industry, wood and paper industry, glass, textile food industry, mills, breweries, sugar refineries.
– engineering, chemical, energetic industries. Near Košice enormous iron-works were built successful. They produce steel, iron.
Chemical industry is concentrated in Bratislava /oil refinery/. Istrochem and in Šaľa – /producing chemicals + fertilizers – „Duslo“. In many of them the technology was old-fashioned. Newer industries with modern technologies have been introduced of the nuclear power station in Jaslovské Bohunice a newer one is being built near Mochovce.
The majority of the population ore of Slovak nationality 85,7%. There are also many other nationalities belonging to minorities. Hungarian are the numerous minority, the Ukraine, Russian minorities, Czech, German, Polish people form the smallest minority the Romania people /Gypsies/-dispersed. The biggest cities – Capital is Bratislava. The other cities are Košice, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Nitra, Trnava, Martin. Attractions for the tourists are in Banská Štiavnica, Vlkolinec, Kremnica, Bardejov, Levoča /the largest woodern oltar in the world made by Master Paul in the early 16th century