Long periods of years Slovaks have been
living on the territority of Central Europe together with Czechs,
Austrians and Hungarians. Christianity was the linking tie that
connected these nations in the multinational state. The roots
of present facts are to be found only on the basis of historical
context. The last period which is presented in the Atlas is of
course the outcome of a long complex process of forming municipalities
(villages), towns and regions.
been concerned especially with the two aspects connected with
religiosity. The first one is bound with forming of human settlements
with dependence on faith of the inhabitants. The other one is
connected with the study of a wider regional structure of religiosity.
An independent part of geography originated - the geography of
religions. This discipline is at the beginning of its formation
in Slovakia. As for map description there is well-known presented
structure of inhabitants in Slovakia according to confession on
the basis of the data from census of the year 1930 (Š. Fekete,
in (J. Hromádka (1943)). During the period of years 1945 - 1989
there were no religio-geographic studies. An information vacuum
has been formed which partially could be filled up with census
of people, houses, flats held in 1991. This fact formed also the
background for the realisation of this work. Several studies,
which filled up this gap at least partially, originated in the
last period of time.