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Slovakia

Slovakia Slovaks are proud of their roots and their nation. The Slovak people have lived in these lands for over fifteen centuries and they don't throw any signs of wanting to leave their fatherland. Slovakia holds a strong national identity and invites everyone to explore its ancient heritage. Beautiful farming lands to the South, dramatic mountain ranges to the north, and welcoming people all over the place. Come and explore this wonderland.

Area: 49.049 Km²
Population: 5.415.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 110 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bratislava (451.000 pop.)
Major cities: Kosice 240.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Slovak 89%, Hungarian 9%, Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and others 2%
Border countries: Poland NORTH, Czech Republic and Austria WEST, Hungary SOUTH, Ukraine EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Gerlach 2655 m
Principal rivers: Danubio 2860 Km (total, with german, austrian, hungarian, croatian, serbian, romanian, bulgarian and ukrainian tracts), Vah 390 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Orava
Principal islands: -
Climate: Continental

Language: Slovak (official), Hungarian
Religion: Catholic 70%, Protestant 20%
Currency: Slovak koruna (SKK)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 1/5, 8/5, 5/7, 29/8, 1/9, 15/9, 1/11, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00421
GMT: +1

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