Geografie 2005, 110, 257-270

Transport potential of regions in Slovakia

Marián Halás

Katedra humánnej geografie a demogeografie, Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Mlýnská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava 4, Slovakia

The communication infrastructure of the Central and Eastern European countries is one of the crucial factors of their economic development in the enlarging European Union. Their spatial differentiation is determined by many factors; the most important physical-geographic one is the geomorphologic structure of the area, and one of the principal human-geographic factors is the spatial differentiation and structure of settlement (as a generator or as a result of transport infrastructure). The submitted article deals with the transport issues in Slovakia and the potential for the development of the transport infrastructure in Slovak regions. The two main objectives of the contribution are as follows: The first partial aim is (1a) a basic analysis of the transport position of Slovakia in the (Central) European area and (1b) an analysis of the evolution and present state of communication infrastructure and the intensity of transport at its individual parts. The second main aim of the article is to point at some possibilities in the territory of the Slovakia, especially by application of gravitational model in Slovak towns (and towns of neighbouring border regions) and possibilities of development of the communication infrastructure.


Táto práca bola podporovaná Agentúrou na podporu vedy a techniky na základe Zmluvy č. APVT-20-016704.