Slovakia - Facts and Information
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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Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.
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