The Volkstumskarte der Slowakei (Ethnicity Map of Slovakia), was published in 1941 in Vienna, and edited by Wilfried Krallert.  This series of maps consists of 9 maps at the scale of 1:200,000. The ethnicity data symbolized on these maps is based on official census data from the 1930 census of Czechoslovakia. The national boundaries on display on these maps correspond to Slovakia’s borders between the First Vienna Award ( November 1938) and the Second Vienna Award (August 1940). As a result of the Munich Agreement and the First Vienna Award, Czechoslovakia was dissolved and Slovakia became an semi-autonomous republic. Hungary occupied the southern third of Slovakia. It is interesting to note that the administrative boundaries of Slovakia on these maps, correspond to the boundaries that were in place during the 1930 census.

Viewing the Maps

To access the digital version of these maps, please use the Map Index below, zoom into your area of interest (blue box), and click on the Map Sheet that corresponds with your area of interest.  Please note that these maps are in KMZ format and should be viewed in Google Earth.


To download a copy of Google Earth, visit this website.  

The original description of the maps, in German, can be found on Blatt 1 (first sheet) of the map series.  The original description has been translated into English, courtesy of the Corvin Society. 

Ethnic/Language Symbology and Administrative Boundaries Legends

To help you understand the content on the maps, three legends have been translated into English.

Slovakia Map Index

If you want to obtain digital versions of map index of Slovakia in Google Earth (.KMZ) format or Shapefile (.SHP) format, please contact Rosa Orlandini (project researcher), rorlan at

Last edited by Rosa Orlandini on June 30, 2013