Slovakia Facts

Slovakia Facts and History


Slovakia is a relatively young and smaller state in Eastern Europe that emerged from the peaceful partition of Czechoslovakia in 1992/1993. The country, which was under Hungarian, Russian, Austrian and German repression for a long time, has been a member of the European Union since May 1, 2004. Slovakia lies between the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains and has a very beautiful nature, with numerous animals – including wolves and brown bears. The country is very hilly as around 80% of the country is over 750 meters. About 40% are forested area. The “Slovak Karst” in the southeast of the country is a spectacular landscape. The High Tatras on the border with Poland are considered to be the smallest high mountains in the world.

According to Abbreviationfinder website, the highest mountain in the country is the Gerlsdorfer Spitze with a height of 2,654 m. Slovakia is a country with good sports facilities such as skiing, climbing, hiking, etc.

Name of the country Slovenská republika
Name in German Slovak Republic
Form of government Parliamentary democracy
Geographical location Eastern Europe
National anthem Nad Tatrou sa blýska
Population about 5.4 million (Credit: Countryaah: Slovakia Population)
Ethnicities 4,615,000 Slovaks, 521,000 Hungarians, 90,000 Roma, 44,600 Czechs, 24,000 Rhutens, 11,000 Ukrainians,around 5,400 Carpathian Germans, 2,600 Poles, 2,300 Moravians and 890 Croats.
Religions Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestants 10.1%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, Orthodox 0.7%; Atheists 13%, others 3.2%
Languages Slovak
Capital Bratislava (Pressburg)
Currency Since 1.1. 2009 the euro (€ 1 = 100 cents)
Surface 49,034 km²
Highest mountain Gerlach also Gerlsdorferspitze with a height of 2,654 m
Longest river Waag (Váh) with a length of around 400 km
Largest lake the Orava with an area of about 35 km²
International license plate SK
Difference to CET + 0
International phone code + 421
Mains voltage, frequency 230 volts, 50 hertz
Internet Top Level Domain (TLD) .sk

Slovakia Facts