interesting facts about Slovakia

20 Super Fun Facts about Slovakia

Looking to boost your knowledge of the big wide world? Why not start with these 20 interesting facts about Slovakia!

  1. 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).
  2. Its official name is Slovenska Republika (The Slovak Republic).
  3. Here is ‘Slovakia’ in some other languages: Slovensko (Slovak, Czech), Slovaquie (French), Slowakei (German), Slovacchia (Italian), Eslovaquia (Spanish).
  4. The coordinates for Slovakia are 48.1500° North, 17.1167°
  5. Slovakia’s population was 5.45 million in 2018.
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Flag of Slovakia

  1. It has a total area of 18,932 square miles (49,035 square kilometres).
  2. 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).
  3. 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…
  4. …Additionally, Slovak has a spot of air pollution and the odd bout of acid rain!
  5. The average life span is 76.56 years. (2016)
  1. Slovakia has an impressive literacy rate of 99%.
  2. Formerly Czechoslovakia, the country split into two entities, Czech Republic and Slovakia, in 1993 by mutual agreement.
  3. There is evidence of settlements in Slovakia dating back 22,800 years!
  4. 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!
  5. Slovak women are the youngest to get married within the EU at just 24 years old on average, the same as Lithuania and Poland.
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Bratislava, Slovakia

  1. Slovakia grows wheat, rye, corn, potatoes and sugar beet…
  2. …And farms cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep and goats.
  3. Car manufacturing, engineering, chemicals, oil refining and plastics contribute to Slovakia’s major industries.
  4. Slovakia mines for antimony ore, iron, copper, mercury, zinc and lead.
  5. Want to call family or friends in Slovakia?  You’ll need to use the international dialling code +421.

Do you have any interesting facts about Slovakia that we’ve not covered?  Let us know in the comments section below!


  • Karin says:

    Good article! Although the summers here are pretty warm tbh, mostly in the lowlands where we have around 30 degrees on daily basis.

  • Karin Kolláriková says:

    Hi. We don’t have polluted air (maybe like other countries) and absolutely no acid rain! We don’t have cold and cloudy summer. Is really warm and sunny. And we have a lot of beautiful castles and chateaux in Slovakia (Bojnický zámok, Oravský hrad…).Come visit Slovakia and you will see =) .Many people in Slovakia don’t speak English. This is a big disadvantage in our country..And sorry about my English.

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