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Slovakia

Official English Name: Slovak Republic

Official Local Name(s): Slovenská republika

Common English Name: Slovakia

Capital: Bratislava

REGION
Central Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Czech Republic (Northwest)
Poland (Northeast)
Ukraine (East)
Hungary (South)
Austria (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
49,035 km2 (98.1% land, 1.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Brown coal
Lignite
Iron ore
Copper
Manganese ore
Salt
Arable land
DEMONYM
Slovak
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Slovak (86.9%)
Hungarian (8.3%)
Roma (1.9%)
Ruthenian (0.6%)
Czech (0.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Slovak
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Hungarian
Roma
Ruthenian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (78.7%)
Protestant (10.8%)
Atheist (7.0%)
Other Christian (2.1%)
Orthodox (1.2%)
POPULATION
5,445,802
LARGEST CITY
Bratislava (422,932)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Košice (239,200)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Andrej Kiska
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Robert Fico
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
8 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius surmounting three peaks
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Nad Tatrou sa blýska
GDP PER CAPITA
$29,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.94
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sk
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+421

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

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