20 Super Facts About Slovakia

  1. Slovakia is located in the middle of Europe and is bordered by Czech Republic (West), Austria (South West), Hungary (South), Ukraine (East) and Poland (North).
  2. Its official name is Slovenska Republika (The Slovak Republic).interesting facts about Slovakia
  3. Here is ‘Slovakia’ in other languages: Slovensko (Slovak, Czech), Slovaquie (French), Slowakei (German), Slovacchia (Italian), Eslovaquia (Spanish).
  4. The coordinates for Slovakia are 48.1500° North, 17.1167°
  5. Slovakia’s population was 5.4 million in 2013.
  6. It has a total area of 18,932 square miles (49,035 square kilometres).
  7. The capital here is Bratislava; it has an area of 141.9 square miles (367.6 square kilometres) and a population of 411,000 (2011).
  8. It’s probably not the place to head for your summer holiday as the summers are usually cold and cloudy and oddly it experiences humid winters…
  9. … Additionally, Slovak has a spot of air pollution and the odd bout of acid rain!
  10. The average life span is 74 years.
  11. Slovakia has an impressive literacy rate of 99%.
  12. Formerly Czechoslovakia, the country split into two entities, Czech Republic and Slovakia, in 1993 by mutual agreement.
  13. There is evidence of settlements in Slovakia dating back 22,800 years!
  14. Martina Hingis, the former World No. 1 tennis player was born in Slovakia, as were the parents of Andy Warhol, the famous American born artist!
  15. Slovak women are the youngest to get married within the EU at just 24 years old on average, the same as Lithuania and Poland.
  16. Slovakia grows wheat, rye, corn, potatoes and sugar beet…
  17. … And farms cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep and goats.
  18. Car manufacturing, engineering, chemicals, oil refining and plastics contribute to Slovakia’s major industries.
  19. Slovakia mines for antimony ore, iron, copper, mercury, zinc and lead.
  20. The international dialling code for Slovakia is 00421.  To find out how to make super-cheap international calls to Slovakia, simply click here

 

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