Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1
Ethnic minorities in Central-Eastern Europe
Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1, pp. 125-142
This article presents the demographic and ethnic situation of Central and Eastern Europe. For geographical, political and ethnic reasons the region was split up into five separate groups, namely:
- the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad district),
- Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia,
- Belarus and Ukraine,
- Hungary, Romania and Moldova,
- Balkan countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Macedonia),
- Bulgaria and Albania.
The article discusses the abundance and spatial distribution of ethnic minorities living in the region. Its aim is to show the political consequences of intricate ethnic structure.
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