The Republic of Slovakia with its capital Bratislava (Eng. Pressburg) in Central Europe covers 49,035 km². It borders Austria to the west, the Czech Republic and Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. In 1993, the two independent states of Slovakia and the Czech Republic were formed from the former state of Czechoslovakia after peaceful partition. Viticulture has a common history dating back to the Celts.
The wine-growing areas are mainly located in the south on the borders with Austria and Hungary. The vineyards form a strip about 60 kilometres long along these borders and are mostly located on the Danube tributaries Hron (Gran), Nitra (Neutra) and Váh (Waag) around the capital Bratislava (Pressburg). The climate is continental with hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall. Well-known wine-growing communities are Hurbanovo, Levice, Modra (with a wine-growing school), Nitra, Nove Zamky, Pezinok, Raca, Sahy, Sered, Sobota, Trnava and Zlaté Moravce.
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