Industry used to be the decisive branch of Slovakia's national economy until 1989. The aim of the article is to point to regional aspects of de-industrialising process in Slovakia by means of calculation of size of industrial centres (industrial centres represent the basic units of industrial regionalisation) and their share in regional employment for two time horizons. Comparison of regional differences of industrial employment in the pre-transition and post-transition periods shows a persisting spatial inertia in the distribution of industry. In spite of uniqueness of some impacts of transition process on the life of society, two basic spatial dichotomies survive in the regional structure of industry in Slovakia: west - east and core - periphery.
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