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Total country population 5,500,000
Core Jewish population 2,600
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.47
Population with a Jewish parent 3,600
Enlarged Jewish population 4,600
Law of Return Jewish population 6,000



  • The total population of Slovakia on 1 January 2016 stood at 5,426,300. Its population grew by 4,100 in 2015.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Slovakia was estimated to be 2,600 (0.05% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 4,600 (0.08% of the wider population).
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 3,800 in 1990 ( 0.07% of the wider population), and has therefore declined by approximately 32% over 25 years during which the wider population has grown by approximately 1%.
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 548 Czechs and Slovaks emigrated to Israel.
  • An estimated 6000 Slovakians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The Jewish community is concentrated in Bratislava, the capital, but there are also Jewish communities in Košice, Presov, Piestany, Nowy Zamky, and other towns..

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