Where is Slovakia?

Located in Central Europe, Slovakia has a 1,611.00 km border with Austria (105 km), Czech Republic (241 km), Hungary (627 km), Poland (541 km) and Ukraine (97 km).Slovakia has enforced strict Schengen border rules.

Slovakia is a European country covering 49,035.00 km2 of which 1.90% is water and 48,105.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 68th smallest country in the world and about one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire. Its geographic coordinates are 48 40 N, 19 30 E and Bratislava is the capital city.

Slovakia comes from the word "slovo", meaning "people who speak the same language".

Its ISO code is SK.

Geography

Slovakia has a mean elevation of 458 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Bodrok River which is 94m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Gerlachovsky Stit which is 2,655m above tall.

It has a Mediterranean climate in the coastal regions, and a continental climate in the plateaus and valleys. Its terrain is made up of rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south.

Population

Slovakia has a population of 5,445,802 making it the 118th largest in the world. The country has a fairly evenly distributed population.

Slovak is an official language, followed by Hungarian. The major ethnic groups reported are Slovak, Hungarian, Romani and other. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, with a large percentage also non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 421.

Government

Slovakia is an independent country. It became independent in 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Slovakia's GDP is $169,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $31,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 70th largest economy and its citizens the 57th richest in the world. The currency of Slovakia is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Its main exports are vehicles and related parts, machinery and electrical equipment, and nuclear reactors and furnaces. Its major import partners are Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Its major imports include machinery, vehicles, and nuclear reactors.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017