Slovakia national anthem song

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Who wrote the Slovak national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Slovakia officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Slovakia is “Nad Tatrou sa blyska” which means in English “Lightning Over the Tatras”.
Slovakia’s anthem lyrics were written by Janko MATUSKA and the music was written by traditional.
Adopted 1993, In Use Since 1844; The Anthem’s Music Is Based On The Slovak Folk Song “Kopala Studienku”.
National anthem of Slovakia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Slovakia’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Slovakia national anthem on Youtube
Slovak anthem lyrics (English translation)
English translation
There is lightning over theֲ Tatras
Thunders loudly sound
Let us stop them, brothers
After all they will disappear
The Slovaks will revive
That Slovakia of ours
Had been sleeping by now
But the thunder’s lightnings
Are rousing the land
to wake it up
You can find more information about Slovak anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Slovak national anthem sheet music – See link.


Slovak national symbol: double-barred cross (Cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius) surmounting three peaks.

Slovakia flag

Conventional short form country name: Slovakia.
Conventional long form country name: Slovak Republic.
Local short form country name: Slovensko.
Local long form country name: Slovenska republika.
Slovakia Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government – a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers – according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament.