SLOVAKIA
Updated 18 September 2012
Slovak Republic is located in the center of the European Continent, with a population of 5,483,088, making it the
113th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Bratislava with a total population of 462,603. The
country encompasses 48,845 square kilometers making it the 129th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic.

President Ivan Gasparovic is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years. Prime Minister Robert Fico is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with
Deputy Prime Ministers Robert Kalinak, Peter Kazimir and Miroslav Lajcak, achieves that status following National
Council elections, when the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime
minister by the president. Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of
their constitution on 1st of September 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Slovak, Hungarian, Roma, Ukrainian and other languages. It counts
among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Greek Catholic and other faiths. As sources of mass
communication it has 15 AM, 78 FM, 2 Short Wave and 6 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Gerlachovsky Stit, its highest point at 7,665 meters and Bodrok River, its lowest point
at 48 meters. Its principal waterway is the Danube River, which measures 172 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are metal and metal products, food
and beverages, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals, man-made fibers, machinery, paper and printing,
earthenware and ceramics, transport vehicles, electrical and optical apparatus and rubber products. Its official
currency is Slovak Koruna.

Here’s something you may not know about Slovakia. In 2007 the Slovakia automotive industry will produce 950,000-
1,000,000 cars per year, giving the country the highest per capita car production in the world.
Bodrok River at Castle
Divin- Slovakia's lowest
point
Green Lake in the
Tatra Mountains
Castle Bojnice
Gerlachovsky Stit-
Slovakia's highest point
Hornad River
Kirivan Mountain
WW I plane wreck with
others overhead
Slovakian women at a
traditional village
Lake Poprad
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View from Austria of
Bratislava- Slovakia's
capital and largest city
Bryndzové Halušky- A
Slovakian national dish
of dumplings and
sheep cheese
Danube River on the
Slovakia/Austria border
Komarno- on the
Slovak border with
Hungary
Lake Morskie Orko in
the Tatra Range of the
Carpathian Mountains
on the Slovak border
with Poland
Sunset in Ubl'a near
the Slovakia/Ukraine
border
Trenčín Castle on
Slovakia's border with
the Czech Republic
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less than 0.1% (2009 est)

less than 500

less than 100
Babia Hora in the
Carpathian Mountains-
Slovakia's
northernmost point on
the border with Poland
Ruins of Kalamantia at
Iza- Slovakia's
southernmost point on
the border with
Hungary
Ruins of Kremenec
Castle- Slovakia's
easternmost point on
the tri-border with
Poland and Ukraine
Zahorska Ves-
Slovakia's westernmost
point on the border
with Austria