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Slovakia Facts & Figures

Flag of Slovakia
Total area: 48,845 sq km (18,859 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 5,463,046
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Bratislava - 428,800
Other large city: Kosice - 233,600
Currency: Euro
Languages: Slovak 84% (official), Hungarian 11%, Roma 2%, Ukrainian 1%
Ethnicity: Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 69%, Protestant 11%, Greek Catholic 4%, none 13%
Time zone: GMT+1; DST: GMT+2, observed from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October
Electricity: AC 230V/50Hz, European style plugs with two round pins are used

Slovakia (Slovak Republic) is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria to the west, Czech Republic to the northwest, Hungary to the south, Poland to the north and Ukraine to the east.

Slovakia's terrain in dominated by Carpathian Mountains that extend across the northern part of the country. The highest mountain range is the Tatra mountains at Slovakian-Polish border, with the highest Gerlachovský štít (Gerlach Peak) at 2,655 m (8,711 ft).

The south and east parts of the country are plane, fertile lowlands. The capital, Bratislava, situated in the southwest, is also the main industrial center of Slovakia and Bratislava region is the most populated in the country.

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