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                                                          EXPLANATION: OF THE MAP OF THE SLAVIALAND


This map shows in red the 13 Slavic official states. Yellow and green show the area outside the Slavic states where there live ethnic Slavs.


 (All the ethnic Slavic groups are not shown here, such as RUSYNS, CARPATHO-RUSYNS, LEMKO, BOJKO, HUCUL, KASHUBIANS, etc. who already live in a Slavic state, such as Ukraine, Poland, Belarus...)


                                                           (Map show only the Slavic states and ethnic Slavs outside of the Slavic states)






On this map we more precisely show the distribution of the Slavic languages in Europe in 47 figures. On the map we can see in red colour the 13 official Slavic states in Europe + the 34 other parts on the European continent where there traditionally live ethnic Slavs, or there is one of the Slavic languages in use. Those territories are in yellow and green. In yellow are shown Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova as non-Slavic countries with the highest percent of Slavic population.


13 Slavic States – area: 18 694 500 km²

                                population: 287 052 000 people

                                (statistic 2005)



 Let´s explain more precisely.  (Slavic States in alphabetical order).


Number 1 - Belarus, an east Slavic state.

BELARUS - БЕЛАРУСЬ has an area of 207 600 km², and population 10 311 000, the capital is MINSK - МИНСК.


Number 2 - Bosnia and Herzegovina, the south Slavic state where three big world religions meet among the same south Slavic people. We believe the one day this fact will symbolize our idea of "united in diversity by love peace and freedom."

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA - БОСНА И ХЕРЦЕГОВИНA has an area of 51 200 km², and population 4 008 000, the capital is SARAJEVO.


Number 3 - Bulgaria, territorially the biggest south Slavic state.

BULGARIA - БЪЛГАРИЯ has an area of 111 000 km², and population 7 518 000, the capital is SOFIA - СОФИЯ.


Number 4 - Croatia, the south Slavic land with the biggest and nicest part of the Adriatic coast.

CROATIA - HRVATSKA has an area 56 600 km², and population 4 497 000, the capital is ZAGREB.


Number 5 - Czech Republic, a west Slavic country.

CZECHIA - ČESKÓ has an area of 78 900 km², and population 10 246 000, the capital is PRAGUE - PRAHA.


Number 6 - Macedonia, the most southern of the south Slavic states.

MACEDONIA - МАКЕДОНИЈА has an area of 25 700 km², and population 2 071 000, the capital is SKOPJE - СКОПЈЕ.


Number 7 - Montenegro, the smallest south Slavic state.

MONTENEGRO - ЦРНА ГОРА - CRNA GORA has an area of 13 812 km², and population 650 575, the capital is PODGORICA - ПОДГОРИЦА.


Number 8 - Poland, the biggest west Slavic state and the largest west Slavic nationality.

POLAND - POLSKA has an area of 312 700 km², and population 38 626 000, the capital is WARSAW - WARSZAWA.


Number 9 - Russia, the biggest of the east Slavic states, and the biggest Slavic nation, the biggest country in the world.

RUSSIA - РОССИЯ has an area of 17 075 400 km², and population 143 782 000, the capital is MOSCOW - МОСКВА.


Number 10 - Serbia, one of the biggest south Slavic states and the biggest south Slavic People.

SERBIA – СРБИЈА, SRBIJA has an area of 88 361 km², and population 9 396 411, the capital is BELGRAD - BEOGRAD- БЕОГРАД.


Number 11 - Slovakia, a west Slavic country in the high Tatras.

SLOVAKIA - SLOVENSKO has an area of 49 000 km², and population 5 424 000, the capital is BRATISLAVA.


Number 12 - Slovenia, the most "western" south Slavic land, high on the Alps. Slovenia is the first Slavic country that became the member of the European Union. Even in the time of the SFR Yugoslavia, it was the most developed republic, and it still today has the highest standard of living. SLOVENIA - SLOVENIJA has an area 20 300 km², and population 2 011 000, the capital is LJUBLJANA.


Number 13 - Ukraine, an east Slavic state, and one of the biggest Slavic and European countries.

UKRAINE – УКРAЇНА, УКРАИНА has an area of 603 700 km², and population 47 732 000, the capital is KIEV - КИЇВ.


 Then ……………………………………………………….



Number 14 - LUSATIA or SORBIA. ŁUŽICA - ŁUŽYCA Lusatian Sorbs is the smallest Slavic nation, about 60 000 people in Upper and Lower Lusatia. Just like we write in the beginning, the Slavic Union will support the idea about the high cultural autonomy for LUSATIAN SORBS inside the German state.


Number 15 - SAXONY, (SACHEN) region in Germany with traditionally ethnic Slavs, mostly Poles, about 200,000 people.


Number 16 - KALININGRAD, КАЛИНИНГРАД a part of the Russia at the Baltic Sea.


Number 17 - LITHUANIA, (LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKA, ЛИТВА) country shown in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet and the Baltic state with an ethnic Slavic population of 700 000 Slavic speakers from the population of the about 3 000 000.


Number 18 - LATVIA, (LATVIJA, ЛАТВИЯ) country in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet state, and the Baltic state with the biggest percent of ethnic Slavic population. In Latvia there live about

1 100 000 ethnic Slavs, from the population of the about 3 000 000.


Number 19 - ESTONIA, (EESTI, ЕСТОНИЯ) country shown in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet and Baltic state with a high percentage of ethnic Slavic population. In Estonia there live more than 500 000 ethnic Slavs, from the all population of the 1 342 000 (statistic 2005), and official language is only Estonian.


Number 20 - NARVA (НАРВА) district, a city in Estonia with a Slavic majority, more than 95% of the population.


Number 21 - FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA, (FURLANIJA – JULIJSKA KRAJINA) region in Italy with more than 100,000 ethnic Slovenians.


Number 22 - CARINTHIA, (KOROŠKA) region in Austria with more than 30 000 Slovenians.


Number 23 - STYRIA, (ŠTAJERSKA), region in Austria with more than

15 000 Slovenians.


Number 24 - BURGENLAND, GRADIŠĆE region in Austria with more authentic Slavs out of the Slavic states. The BURGENLAND CROATS came from Croatia many years ago, but they still keep the authentic and original 'old Croatian language', which is not any more in use even in Croatia. The official language of Croatia today is a little bit different from it, not much, but anyway different. It is very fascinating that this small group of about 30 000 people have saved their own original language for many years, far away from their home country and surrounded by a German majority. If we speak about other Slavs out of the Slavic states, they have a different position, for example the Slovenians in Italy or Austria, but the fact is that they have a border with Slovenia, and it is usual that people mix near country borders. Croats in Burgenland don't have a border with Croatia.


Number 25 - "TRANSMURALAND", (PREKMURJE, MURAVIDĖK) region in Hungary with traditionally ethnic Slovenians.


Number 26 - Hungarian BARANIYA, (BARANJA) region in Hungary with traditionally ethnic Croatians.


Number 27 - a part of the north - eastern Hungary with small groups of ethnic Slovakians and Rusyns.


Number 28 - part of BUKOVINA, (BUCOVINA, БУКОВИНА) region in Romania with also a small group of ethnic Rusyns.


Number 29 - part of Romanian BANAT, (BANATUL, BANAT, БАНАТ) region in Romania with traditionally ethnic Slavs, mostly Serbs, Carashevian Serbs, Torlaks. Carashevian Croats, (Turopoljci, Šokci) and Bulgarians Palityans.


Number 29A CARASOVA, Carashova, Krashova, Caraşova (KARAŠEVO) - region in Romania where live the CARSHOVIAN CROATS and SERBS, KARAŠEVSKI HRVATI, KARAŠEVSKI SRBI. 


Number 30 - part of MARAMURES, (MARAMUREŞ, МАРАМОРЩИНА) region in Romania with a small group of ethnic Rusyns.



Number 31 - MOLDOVA, (МОЛДАВИЯ) a state shown in yellow on the map as a country with high percentage of ethnic Slavs, about 1 600 000, from the all population of the about 4 400 000.



Number 32 - TRANSNISTRIA or "PRIDNESTROVIE" (ПРИДНЕСТРОВЬЕ – ПРИДНІСТРОВЬЕ) is a part of Moldova with a Slavic majority. The capital is TIRASPOLTИРАСПОЛЬ.


Number 33 - TULCEA, (ТУЛЧА) region in Romania, 40 000 Lipovans live there, Slavic ethnic groups of Russian origin (Russian old believers).


Number 34 - EDIRNE district, (ОДРИН, Αδριανούπολη) region in Turkey with ethnic Slavs. Traditionally Bulgarian Pomaks live there.


Number 35 - EAST GREECE and THRACE, (ТРАКИЯ, Θράκη) region in Greece has a border with Bulgaria. Approximately 30, 000 ethnic Slavs mostly Bulgarians live in three provinces there.


Numbers 36, 37, and 38 – THESALONIKKI, FLORINA and KASTORIA regions in Greece with ethnic Slavs.


In these three regions of Greece live traditionally ethnic Slavic, Slavic Macedonians.


Number 39 - MOLISE, region in Italy where live the MOLISE CROATS and MOLISE SERBS, (with more than 5.000 ethnic Slavs). Moliški Hrvati i Moliški Srbi - Молишки Срби.


Number 40 - ABKHAZIA (АБХАЗИЯ, Аҧсны, აფხაზეთი), part of Georgia where is one of the Slavic language (Russian), an official language.


Number 41 - SOUTH OSSETIA (ЮЖНАЯ ОСЕТИЯ, Хуссар Ирыстон, სამხრეთ ოსეთი), part of Georgia where is one of the Slavic language (Russian), an official language.


QAZAGSTAN), country in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet state, with the big percent of ethnic Slavic population, more than 30% of the population are ethnic Slavs or native Slavic speakers.


Number 43 – GEORGIA Грузия საქართველო, SAKARTVELO.. Country in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet Union state



Number 44 Azerbaijani Азербайджан. Azərbaycan Respublikası country in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet Union state


Number 45 ARMENIA, Армения, Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն (Hajastani Hanrapetuthjun) country in yellow on the map, ex-Soviet Union state


Number 46 Spitsbergen (Barentsburg) - is a Norwegian island, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Barentsburg is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 400 inhabitants, almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians.

Западный Шпицберген - Баренцбург остров в составе принадлежащего Норвегии архипелага Свальбард (архипелаг Шпицберген), расположенного между северной частью Атлантического океана и Северным Ледовитым океаном.


 Number 47 Albania Republika e Shqipërisë. Slavic speakers in Albania. (Shkodër County (Serb-Montenegrin), Gora region (Gorani), DURRËS municipalty, (Slavic Muslims Bosnians), MALA PRESPA GOLO BRDO region, (Macedonians and Bulgarians).


1. Shkodër County, Vraka region – In this region of Albania lives biggest community of Serbs and Montenegrins.

2. Durrës – Community of Serbs, and Serbs Muslims Bosnians.

3. Fier, Fieri – Significant Community of Serbs and Serbs Muslims. 

4. Gora, Mala Prespa and Golo Brdo are the areas where lives the biggest population of the Gorani, Macedonians and Bulgarians in Albania.

Slavs are present in different cities in Albania like Elbasan, Berat, Korca, Shijak Tirana and some other towns.


Maybe our map is not the most complete and the most precise, but it is one of the first of its kind, at least I haven't seen anything similar before. It is not definite, and it will gradually be completed in the future. Shortly, it is an effort to show all the Slavic states and all the ethnic Slavic groups in Europe. On the map we, of course, don't show the vast Slavic diaspora around Europe (not those Slavs who have come after the Second World War to work temporarily in western countries). The map only shows the Slavic states and European territories with traditionally ethnic Slavic people.


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