• Officially: Slovak Republic
  • Capital: Bratislava


  • Population: 5.5 million
  • Language: Slovak
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 81 years (women)
  • Membership: European Union
  • Currency: euro


  • Area: 49,033 sq km (18,932 sq miles)
  • Landlocked country in Central Europe
  • The country shares borders in the north with Poland, Ukraine to the east, the Czechia to the west, Hungary to the south, and Austria to the southwest.


  • On 16 April 2003 Slovakia signed the Schengen agreement. On 21 December 2007, it started the execution of this convention.
  • Slovakia has a large number of castles and chateauxs.
    • The Spiš Castle, which is part of the UNESCO List of World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage, is one of the most famous.