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Slovakia - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Slovakia

Long Name: Slovak Republic

Short Name (local): Slovensko

Long Name (local): Slovenska Republika

Member of European Union: Yes, 2004

International Dialing Code: +421

Capital City: Bratislava

National Tourist Office: Slovak Republic Tourist Board

Foreign Embassies in Slovakia: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Nationality: Noun - Slovak(s), Adjective - Slovak

Government Type: parliamentary democracy

Ethnic Groups: Slovak 85.7%, Hungarian 10.6%, Roma 1.6% (the 1992 census figures underreport the Gypsy/Romany community, which is about 500,000), Czech, Moravian, Silesian 1.1%, Ruthenian and Ukrainian 0.6%, German 0.1%, Polish 0.1%, other 0.2% (1996)

Religions: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%



Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian

Monetary Unit: 1 koruna = 100 haliers

Area: 48,845 sq km - about twice the size of New Hampshire

Climate: Temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

Population: 5,423,567 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.94 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 35.1 years, male 33.5 years, female 36.9 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 74.19 years, male 70.21 years, female 78.37 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.14% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 15.2% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$4,920 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment 39.4%, intermediate manufactured goods 27.5%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 13%, chemicals 8% (1999)

Export Partners: Germany 36.5%, Czech Republic 12.9%, Austria 9.6%, Italy 5.3%, Hungary 4.8%, Poland 4.7%, US 4.6% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment 37.7%, intermediate manufactured goods 18%, fuels 13%, chemicals 11%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 9.5% (1999)

Import Partners: Germany 27.7%, Czech Republic 18.5%, Russia 11.7%, Austria 6.4%, Italy 5.7% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land

Public Television: Slovak TV

Public Radio: Slovak Radio


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Graphics and statistics are public domain courtesy of The CIA World Factbook.
Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.


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