- Slovakia is located in the middle of Europe and is bordered by Czech Republic (West), Austria (South West), Hungary (South), Ukraine (East) and Poland (North).
- Its official name is Slovenska Republika (The Slovak Republic).
- Here is ‘Slovakia’ in some other languages: Slovensko (Slovak, Czech), Slovaquie (French), Slowakei (German), Slovacchia (Italian), Eslovaquia (Spanish).
Flag of Slovakia
- The coordinates for Slovakia are 48.1500° North, 17.1167°
- Slovakia’s population was 5.45 million in 2018.
- It has a total area of 18,932 square miles (49,035 square kilometres).
- The capital here is Bratislava; it has an area of 141.9 square miles (367.6 square kilometres) and a population of 424,428 (2016).
- It’s probably not the place to head for your summer holiday as the summers are usually cold and cloudy and oddly it experiences humid winters…
- …Additionally, Slovak has a spot of air pollution and the odd bout of acid rain!
- The average life span is 77.17 years. (2017)
- Slovakia has an impressive literacy rate of 99%.
- Formerly Czechoslovakia, the country split into two entities, Czech Republic and Slovakia, in 1993 by mutual agreement.
- There is evidence of settlements in Slovakia dating back 22,800 years!
- Martina Hingis, the former World No. 1 tennis player was born in Slovakia, as were the parents of Andy Warhol, the famous American born artist!
- Slovak women are amongst the youngest to get married within the EU at just 24 years old on average, the same as Lithuania and Poland.
- Slovakia grows wheat, rye, corn, potatoes and sugar beet…
- …And farms cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep and goats.
- Car manufacturing, engineering, chemicals, oil refining and plastics contribute to Slovakia’s major industries.
- Slovakia mines for antimony ore, iron, copper, mercury, zinc and lead.
- Want to call family or friends in Slovakia? You’ll need to use the international dialling code +421.
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