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Facts & Statistics about Slovakia


Introduction & Slovak Symbols

Introduction & Slovak Symbols

Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation…


Geography of Slovakia

Geography of Slovakia

Location:

Central Europe, south of Poland, north of Hungary, west of Ukraine, east of Czech Republic.

Geographic coordinates::

48 40 N, 19 30 E.

Area::

total: 49,035 sq km (country comparison…

Demographic facts

Demographic facts

Nationality:

noun: Slovak(s)
adjective: Slovak

Ethnic groups:

Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Languages:


The Government

The Government

Country name:

conventional long form: Slovak Republic
conventional short form: Slovakia
local long form: Slovenska Republika
local short form: Slovensko

Government type:

parliamentary democracy

Capital:

name:…

Slovak Economy

Slovak Economy

Economy - overview:

Slovakia has made significant economic reforms since its separation from the Czech Republic in 1993. Reforms to the taxation, healthcare, pension, and social welfare systems helped Slovakia consolidate its budget and get on track to join the EU in 2004 after a period of relative stagnation in the early and mid 1990s and to adopt the euro in January 2009. Major privatizations…