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About Slovakia in detail
Where is Slovakia?
Slovakia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 48 09 N 17 07 E otherwise in Europe, in Central Europe, south of Poland.
What is the capital city of Slovakia?
The capital city of Slovakia is: Bratislava.
What is the time in Bratislava?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Bratislava is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Slovakia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Slovakia is: .sk
What is the size of Slovakia?
The territory of Slovakia is total: 49,035 sq km; land: 48,105 sq km, water: 930 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Slovakia is about twice the size of New Hampshire.
If we would like to walk around and discover Slovakia, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 1,611 km.
What is the water coverage of Slovakia?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Slovakia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Slovakia?
The climate of Slovakia is temperate: cool summers: cold, cloudy, humid winters.
Geographical data of Slovakia
The elevation of Slovakia; mean elevation: 458 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m, highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m.
The typical geographical details of Slovakia include rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Slovakia is landlocked country; most of the country is rugged and mountainous; the Tatra Mountains in the north are interspersed with many scenic lakes and valleys.
Resources and land use of Slovakia
The country’s main mined products are lignite, small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 40.1%; arable land 28.9%; permanent crops 0.4%; permanent pasture 10.8%; forest: 40.2%; other: 19.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Slovakia
The number of inhabitants of Slovakia is 5,445,802 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country; slightly larger concentration in the west in proximity to the Czech border.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 53.6% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Slovakia is concentrated in BRATISLAVA (capital) 401,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Slovakia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Slovak 80.7%, Hungarian 8.5%, Roma 2%, other and unspecified 8.8% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Slovakia
The spoken languages in Slovakia are the following: Slovak (official language) 78.6%, Hungarian 9.4%, Roma 2.3%, Ruthenian 1%, other or unspecified 8.8% (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Slovakia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 8.2%, Greek Catholic 3.8%, other or unspecified 12.5%, none 13.4% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Slovakia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.14% (male 422,797 / female 401,718) 15-24 years: 11.32% (male 317,775 / female 298,954) 25-54 years: 45.13% (male 1,241,212 / female 1,216,596) 55-64 years: 13.52% (male 349,089 / female 387,394) 65 years and over: 14.88% (male 312,042 / female 498,225) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Slovakia is 0.01% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Slovakia the birth rate is 9.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Slovakia, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Slovakia, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Slovakia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 8.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Slovakia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Slovakia has made significant economic reforms since its separation from the Czech Republic in 1993. With a population of 5.4 million, the Slovak Republic has a small, open economy, with exports, at about 95% of GDP, serving as the main driver of GDP growSlovakia has led the region garnering FDI, because of its relatively low-cost, highly-skilled labor force, reasonable tax rates, and favorable geographic location in the heart of Central Europe. However, recent increases in corporate taxes, as well as cha.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Slovakia is $90.26 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Slovakia is 3.4% (2016 estimate) 3.6% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Slovakia this is $31,200 (2016 estimate) $30,200 (2015 estimate) $29,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Slovakia produces?
The main agricultural products of Slovakia are grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are automobiles; metal and metal products; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals, synthetic fibers, wood and paper products; machinery; earthenware and ceramics; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products; food and beverages; p. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on automobiles; metal and metal products; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals, synthetic fibers, wood and paper products; machinery; earthenware and ceramics; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products; food and beverages; p.
Drinking water source in Slovakia
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Slovakia
In Slovakia, the average number of delivery is 1.4 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Slovakia
The average age of the population is total: 40.1 years; male: 38.4 years, female: 41.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Slovakia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Slovakia is 0.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Slovakia. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Slovakia a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Slovakia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Slovakia density of the hospital beds is 6 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Slovakia the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Slovakia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Slovakia is 27.4% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Slovakia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Slovakia are N/A.
More interesting facts about Slovakia
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; 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 of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I, the Slovaks joined the Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Slovak nationalist leaders pushed for autonomy within Czechoslovakia, and in 1939 Slovakia became an independent state allied with Nazi Germany. Following World War II, Czechoslovakia was reconstituted and came under communist rule within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country’s leaders to liberalize communist rule and create “socialism with a human face,” ushering in a period of repression known as “normalization.” The peaceful “Velvet Revolution” swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent “velvet divorce” into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Slovakia: 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia).
The flag and other symbols of Slovakia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red derive from the Pan-Slav colors; the Slovakian coat of arms (consisting of a red shield bordered in white and bearing a white double-barred cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius surmounting three blue hills) is centered over the bands but offset slightly to the hoist side. Note: the Pan-Slav colors were inspired by the 19th-century flag of Russia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Slovakia: double-barred cross (Cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius) surmounting three peaks; national colors: white, blue, red.
Constitution of Slovakia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Slovakia?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Slovakia is a civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; note – legal code modified to comply with the obligations of Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Slovakia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Council or Narodna Rada (150 seats; members directly elected in a single national constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 5 March 2016 (next to be held in March 2020)election results: percent of vote by party – Smer-SD 28.3%, SaS 12.1%, OLaNO-NOVA 11%, SNS 8.6%, LSNS 8%, SME-Rodina 6.6%, Most-Hid 6.5%, Siet 5.6%, other 13.3%; seats by party – Smer-SD 49, SaS 21, OLaNO-NOVA 19, SNS 15, LSNS 14, SME-Rodina 11, Most-Hid 11, Siet 10.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Slovakia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Slovakia the labor force is 2.724 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Slovakia is total: 5.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 5.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 4.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Slovakia is 9.8% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Slovakia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 4.4% highest 10%: 26% (2013 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Slovakia, the GINI index is .26 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Slovakia, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 4.4% highest 10%: 26% (2013 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Slovakia
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Slovakia is; revenues: $34.87 billion, expenditures: $37.04 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 38.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Slovakia is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Slovakia
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.3% (2016 estimate), -0.3% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 2.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Slovakia
Slovakia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Slovakia is: $74.35 billion (2016 estimate), $73.12 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: vehicles and related parts 27%, machinery and electrical equipment 20%, nuclear reactors and furnaces 12%, iron and steel 4%, mineral oils and fuels 5% (2015 estimate).
The most important imported products are machinery and electrical equipment 20%, vehicles and related parts 14%, nuclear reactors and furnaces 12%, fuel and mineral oils 9% (2015 estimate), and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 19.4%, Czech Republic 17.4%, Austria 9.1%, Hungary 6.3%, Poland 6.3%, South Korea 5.5%, Russia 5.2%, China 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Slovakia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Slovakia, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 31.4% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 11.2% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Slovakia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Slovakia; a modern telecommunications system that has expanded dramatically in recent years with the growth of cellular servicesdomestic: analog system is now receiving digital equipment and is being enlarged with fiber-optic cable, especially in the larger cities; 3 companies provide nationwide cellular servicesinternational: country code – 421; 3 international exchanges (1 in Bratislava and 2 in Banska Bystrica) are available; Slovakia is participating in several international telecommunications projects that will increase the availability of external services (2011).
Transport infrastructure in Slovakia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Slovakia: 35 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Slovakia: total: 54,869 km (includes local roads, national roads, and 420 km of highways) (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Slovakia: 172 km (on Danube River) (2012).
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Facts & data about Slovakia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Slovak Republic, conventional short form: Slovakia, local long form: Slovenska republika, local short form: Slovensko, etymology: related to the Slavic autonym (self-designation) “Slovenin,” a derivation from “slovo” (word), denoting “people who speak (the same language)” (i.e., people who understand each other).
|Abbrevation: Slovakia||Geographic coordinates:|
48 40 N, 19 30 E
|Country location: Europe|
|Capital of Slovakia: Bratislava||GPS of the Capital:|
48 09 N 17 07 E
|Position: Central Europe, south of Poland|
|Land area: total: 49,035 sq km; land: 48,105 sq km, water: 930 sq km||Terrain: rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south||Area comparative: about twice the size of New Hampshire|
|Population: 5,445,802 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.01% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.9 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.62 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $74.35 billion (2016 estimate), $73.12 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $71.47 billion (2016 estimate), $71.09 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 19.4%, Czech Republic 17.4%, Austria 9.1%, Hungary 6.3%, Poland 6.3%, South Korea 5.5%, Russia 5.2%, China 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 53.6% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BRATISLAVA (capital) 401,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 40.1 years; male: 38.4 years, female: 41.9 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 4.629 million. Percent of the population: 85% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 866,630. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 6.676 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 123 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 9.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Slovak(s) adjective: Slovak||National holidays: Constitution Day, 1 September (1992)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.1 years. Male: 73.5 years, female: 80.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.4 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; note – legal code modified to comply with the obligations of Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: automobiles; metal and metal products; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals, synthetic fibers, wood and paper products; machinery; earthenware and ceramics; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products; food and beverages; p||Industrial production growth rate: 4.3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.4% (2016 estimate) 3.6% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate)|
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