Official English Name: Slovak Republic
Official Local Name(s): Slovenská republika
Common English Name: Slovakia
Capital: Bratislava

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Official Language(s)

Slovak
Secondary Languages: Hungarian, Roma, Ruthenian

Resources

Brown coal, Lignite, Iron ore, Copper, Manganese ore, Salt, Arable land

Neighbors

Czech Republic (Northwest), Poland (Northeast), Ukraine (East), Hungary (South), Austria (West)

Ethnic groups

Slovak (86.9%), Hungarian (8.3%), Roma (1.9%), Ruthenian (0.6%), Czech (0.6%)

People

Est. Population:

5,445,802

Demonym:

Slovak

Religions:

Roman Catholic (78.7%)
Protestant (10.8%)
Atheist (7.0%)
Other Christian (2.1%)
Orthodox (1.2%)

Largest City:

Bratislava (422,932)

Other Cities:

Košice (239,200)

Geography

Region:

Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

49,035 km2 (98.1% land, 1.9% water)

Total Land:

1,474 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Mostly rugged mountains
Lowlands in the south

Highest Point

Gerlachovsky Stit (2,655 m)

Lowest Point

Bodrok River (94 m)

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President Zuzana Caputova

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Peter Pelligrini

Admin. Divisions

8 Regions

Independence:

1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius surmounting three peaks

Nat'l Anthem:

Nad Tatrou sa blýska

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$29,700 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.sk

Telephone Code

+421

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Cultural Notes

Cuisine is based on pork meat, poultry, cabbage, and dairy products.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/lo.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/2g88lyl (City population data)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/LO (Ethnic and religious data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 November 2016