Geografie 1995, 100, 78-91

Current State and Future Trends in Urban and Regional Structures in Slovakia and the Economic Transition

Oliver Bašovský

Katedra regionálnej geografie, ochrany a plánovania krajiny, Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Urban and regional structures in Slovakia reflect specific natural and socio-economic relations and their development. The article analyses in a detailed manner the past development and current state of urban and regional structures in Slovakia. It also deals with possible future scenarios under market economy which is an entirely new phenomenon. The influence of both domestic and international factors is taken into consideration.