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Slovakia Country Information

The Slovak state is in Central Europe and it has a population of over five million and it covers an area of about 49,000 square kilometers. Slovakia is a country bordered by the Czech Republic by land and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Kosice. It is a constituent state of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO among others. The official language is Slovak. In the 5th and 6th centuries, The Slavs appeared in the country of present day Slovakia. It is belonged to Samos's Empire, Principality of Nitra, Great Moravia, Kingdom of Hungary, the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Habsburg Empire, and Czechoslovakia. It was a dependency of Nazi Germany in between 1939-1944 during World War II. On 1 January 1993, it is an independent state after the peaceful resolution of Czechoslovakia. Slovakia is a high-income advanced economy with one of the fastest growth rates in the European Union and the OECD. Slovakia together with Slovenia and the GDR are the only former Communist nations and it is taken as the part of the European Union, Euro zone, Schengen Area and NATO simultaneously.

Slovakia Recreation, Culture and Attractions

In 1868, The Bratislava City Museum is a museum established in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its headquarters are located in the Old Town, near the Main Square at the Old Town Hall. The museum documents the history of Bratislava from the earliest periods until the 20th century. The Bratislava City Museum is the oldest museum in Slovakia, and it is first established in 1993. Bratislava's Primate's Square is situated in the middle of the Old Town of Bratislava, Slovakia, between Slovak National revolution Square and Main Square. After the Primate's Palace stands on the southern side of the square. A narrow passage contributed off from the northwest corner and down the side of the Jesuit Church to Main Square and the Old Town Hall. Morske oko is a lake in the Vihorlat Mountains in east Slovakia. It covers an area of 0.13 km² with a maximum depth of 25.1 m. It is a national nature provisions from 1984 and it is the part of the Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area. Miss Universe Slovenskej Republic or Miss Universe SR is an annual beauty celebration held in Slovak state to select the country's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. Hodokvas is an alternative music festival and it is situated on an airport in Piestany, Slovakia. It is held annually around 20,000 people. Cerovo is a village and municipality in the Krupina District of the Banska Bystrica Region of Slovakia. The Lietava Castle is an extensive tower in northern Slovakia, between the villages of Lietava and Lietavska Svinna-Babkov in the Gillian District. The tower was built after 1241; most likely it is an administrative and military centre. Several recreation centers and swimming pools in the city. It is a good place to find and check prices and opening hours. Their is also horse-riding, rafting and a network of paths suitable for running and cycling in the city. Slovakia is also known for its polyhistors, which include Pavlov Josef Safari, Matte Bell, Jan Collar, and its political innovative and reformists. Slovak wine comes influential from the southern areas along the Danube and its accessory; the northern half of the country is too cold and mountainous to grow grapevines. In the 1950s popular music began to replace folk music beginning. When Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia. At the end of the 1950s, radios were common household items, though only state stations were legal. Slovak popular music began as a mix of boss a nova, cool jazz, and rock, with proponent lyrics. After the Velvet Revolution and it is declared as the Slovak state, domestic music dramatically assorted as free proportion encouraged the formation of new bands and the development of new category of music.

Slovakia Country Demographics

Slovakia Total population - 5,470,306
Slovakia Male population - 2652286
Slovakia Female population - 2818020
Slovakia Roma population - 89,920
Slovakia Russians or Ukrainians - 24,201
Slovakia Slovak population - 4,614,854
Slovakia Hungarians population - 520,528
Slovakia Czechs population - 46,000
Slovakia Serbs population - 38,964

Slovakia School Information

Education in Slovakia consists of a free education system. It is based on 10 years of compulsory school attendance. Since the 1990s, most schools, especially universities, are held by the state, though there are also church-owned and private schools. It has 10 years of compulsory education. Students go to school five days a week, from Monday to Friday. In Slovakia, summer break is from the 1st of July until the end of August, a week around Christmas and Easter, in spring, and on official holidays. It consists of two semesters. The first one ends at the end of January in all schools, and the second one before beginning of the summer holidays. Primary and secondary school students usually have around 6 classes a day. The state financed education and all textbooks and instructional material is below the university level are free in most cases. Many state-financed schools of higher education are themselves by means of various semi-legal "extraordinary" and "auxiliary" fees, etc. Primary schools are introduced by kindergartens and children can spend up to 4 years, which in turn can be certain by day nurseries. Children start the primary school in the year of 6th birthday. Standard primary schools last 9 years. Students can visit "8-year gymnasium" after 5 years on primary school. The primary education system is divided into two: in the first stage, it works as platform for next studies at the age of 6 to 10. In the second stage, can be spent either in a 9 year primary school or in an 8 year gymnasium at the age of 10 to 15. The gymnasia are considered "prestigious" schools, because they explicitly prepare for higher education and because they are often highly selective - only the brightest students from elementary schools advance to them. After completing secondary school education it usually take a school leaving exam. It is the basic requirement in for visiting a school of higher education. The main and largest current university in Slovakia is the Comenius University. Before entering into higher education there are more applicants entrance examinations. These examinations are very different in particular schools.

Slovakia Country Symbols

Slovakia state Flag
Slovakia state Flag
Slovakia state Flower
Slovakia state Flower
Tilia Chordate
Slovakia state Tree
Slovakia state Tree
Slovakia state Anthem
Slovakia state Anthem
'NAD Tatrou SA blyska' ('Lighting Over the Tetras')

Slovakia Country History

In the Early Paleolithic era, the oldest residual archaeological artifacts from Slovakia are founded near Nova Mesta NAD Vashon at 270,000 BC. In the Middle Paleolithic era, other stone tools come from the Prevost cave near Bojnice and from other nearby sites. The most important discovery from that era is a Neanderthal cranium, near Ganovce; it is a village in northern Slovakia. From around 500 BC, the boundary of modern-day Slovakia was settled by Celts, who built powerful oppida on the sites of modern-day Bratislava and Havranok. From 2 AD, the Roman Empire was established and maintained a series of outposts around and just north of the Danube, this is the largest one known as Corundum and Brigitte. The Bronze Age in Slovakia is the three stages of development, stretching from 2000 to 800 BC. Major cultural, economic, and political development can be referenced to the significant growth in production of copper, especially in central Slovakia and north-west Slovakia. The Huns began to leave the Central Asian steppes in the second and third centuries AD. In 568 a proto-Mongol tribe, the Avers, conducted their own violation into the Middle Danube region. After 626 the Aver power started to gradually decline but their reign was lasted to 804. In the 5th century, The Slavic tribes were settled in the country of Slovakia. Today western Slovakia is the centre of Samos's empire in the 7th century. A Slavic state is officially the Principality of Nitra arose in the 8th century and its ruler Pribina was the first known Christian church of Slovakia hallowed by 828. The new majesty was pursued an independent policy: after stopping a Frankish attack in 855and it is an influence of Frankish priests teaching in his neighborhood. Rastislav was again occupied with the security and administration of his state. Numerous protected castles built throughout the country to his reign and some of them are also mentioned in connection with Rastislav by Frankish chronicles. In 1465, King Matthias Curviness is founded in the Hungarian Kingdom's third university, in Pozsony; it is closed after his death in 1490. During the revolution of 1848-49 the Slovaks supported the Austrian Emperor, hoping for independence from the Hungarian part of the Dual Monarchy, but they failed to achieve their aim. This purged is still a source of tension between Slovakia and Hungary. Out of about 130,000 Carpathian Germans in Slovakia in 1938, by 1947 only some 20,000 remained. The end of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia in 1989, during the peaceful Velvet Revolution. It is followed once again by the country's dissolution. The Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic are the separate ways after 1 January 1993, an event sometimes called the Velvet Divorce. It became a member of NATO on March 29, 2004 and of the European Union on 1 May 2004. It is adopted the Euro as its national currency.

Slovakia Country Tourist Information

Tourism in Slovakia, it offers natural landscapes, mountains, caves, medieval castles and towns, folk architecture, spas and ski resorts. It is the most attractive destinations. It is covered with forests and it contains a wide biodiversity and animals include Brown Bears, Wolves, foxes, wild boars, muskrats, chamois and lynxes. A high percentage of wildlife is included in protected areas. The main tourist attraction of Slovakia is Tetra Mountains, the highest part of the Carpathians. It has a long tradition and mainly transport on the spectacular Dunajec River is very popular among tourists. It contains a lot of castles include Bouncier Castle, Spin Castle, Orava Castle, Bratislava Castle, and the ruins of Devin Castle. It is the world's most prolific female serial killer, the 'Bloody Lady', Elizabeth Bathers. The Slovak National Museum is the most important institution focusing on scientific research and cultural education in the field of musicological activity in Slovakia. It is established in 1961. Its origins lie in the Manteca slovenska Museum and the Museum of the National House in Martin, which developed the Slovak Musicology Society. The Slovak National Museum is the most important scientific research and cultural education institution and it is the largest and best collections in the musicological field in Slovakia. Tourism is begun to develop in the 19th century and it is started to visit High Tetra and Low Tetra mountains. The biggest tourist centers included Bratislava, High Tetras, Kosice, Banka Bystrica and Piestany. It run by the state organization ULUV, souvenirs bought in the shops. The shops are mostly found in towns and cities. It is generally the same as in the neighboring countries, whereas prices of local products and services, especially food, are usually lower.

Slovakia Country Transportation

The mainstream of Slovakia Transportation is airways, bus and train. It includes highways, waterways, railways, airports, etc. Slovakia Transportation has ports and harbors found in Slovakia's beautiful capital city Bratislava and Komarno. Their are 15 airports in Slovakia. 10 airports of Slovakia have surface runways and 5 airports have unpaved runways. The slovenliness is convenient and cheaper than the Euro line buses. There are buses to and from Prague, Budapest, Bucharest and other nearby European cities. There are very few and takes so long time to get to Kosice approximately 7 hours. There are good connections between most Slovak cities and all major European cities. It includes Slovakia train stations in their searchable databases. It is one of the best German national railways. Bratislava is the country's main international railway hub. The city's train station, Havana Stannic, it is located two kilometers from the city centre. There are four buses per day operated by Autobusbahnhof Wien Mite from Vienna. It is a well connected by road to its European neighbors. It is very easy and fun to travel to Bratislava along the mighty Danube River. Hydrofoils run between Vienna and Bratislava and from Budapest to Bratislava from May to September.

Slovakia Taxes

Slovakia Country Corporate tax - 19%
Slovakia Country Maximum Personal Income tax - 19%
Slovakia Country VAT - 19%
Slovakia Country US$/L -1.55
Slovakia Country US$/gal - 5.87
Slovakia Country Local units - 1.26/L (95), 1.11/L (diesel)
Slovakia Country Social security contributions - 39.6%
Slovakia Country Fuel tax - 1.3%
Slovakia Country Tax on interest - 0.5%
Slovakia Country Property tax - 0.4%
Slovakia Country Motor vehicle tax - 0.2%

Slovakia Universities

Matej Bell University, Bangka Bystrica, Slovakia- 15,000 Students
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - 18,000 Students
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - 30,000 Students
University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - 14,000 Students
Selye Janos University, Komarno - Komarom, Slovakia - 3000-4000 Students
Pavol Josef Safari University, Kosice, Slovakia - 5,700 Students
Technical University of Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia - 12,000 + 700 (postgraduate)
University of Presov, Presov, Slovakia - 12,500 Students
Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Ruzomberok, Slovakia - 7800 Students

Slovakia Religions

Slovakia Roman Catholicism in Slovakia 69%,
Slovakia Atheist 13%,
Slovakia Protestant (Evangelic Church of Augsburg Affiliation) 6.9%,
Slovakia Greek Catholic 4.1%,
Slovakia Orthodox 0.9%,
Slovakia Reformed Christian Church 2.04%,
Slovakia Other 6.37% (2004 survey)
Slovakia Christian - 56% - 83.8%
Slovakia Muslim - 0.1%
Slovakia Buddhist - 0.1%
Slovakia Hindu - 0.1%
Slovakia Others - 0.1%*
Slovakia Non-religious - 15.8%

Slovakia Country Provinces

Bratislava Region - 616,578 populations
Trinova Region - 561,525 populations
Tenpin Region - 599,859 populations
Nitra Region - 706,375 populations
Jillian Region - 697,502 populations
Bangka Bystrica Region - 653,697 populations
Presov Region - 807,011 populations
Kosice Region - 775,509 populations

Slovakia Country Government

The Slovak republic is the executive branch of the government of Slovakia. It is constitute by a prime minister, and it is nominated by the president, and is generally a leader of majority party or of majority integration after an election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The cabinet appointed by the president on suggestion of the prime minister to receive a majority in the council. The Government of the Slovak Republic is the head of the Executive. It is made up of the Prime Minister, presiding over it, his or her Deputies and Government Ministers. The chief originated the nation's public policy under the SR Constitution; the Government has the domination to make a major policy on the matters of national economy and social security. The main functions of the Government include making proposition on the state budget, preparing the annual closing balance sheet, and issue government supervision and decrees under power given to it by law. It is one of the government duties is developed and management of the nation's foreign policy. It submits draft Bills to the Slovak parliament, which is frequently introduced by nationwide discussions and deliberation with the relevant organizations. As established by law, the Government can discuss in its proceedings a confidence vote motion, cases of pardoning criminal offenders, and appointment or removal from office of senior civil servants.

Slovakia Country Parks

Vodka Fatwa National Park is a National Park in Slovakia. It lies in the southern part of the Jillian Region and it is a small part in the northern part of Banka Bystrica Region. The national park comprises most of the Greater Fatra Range which belongs to the Outer Western Carpathians. The Malan Fatra National Park is a national park in the northern part of the Malan Fatwa Mountains called Krivanska Malan Fatwa. It is declared in 1988. It was a protected landscape area between 1967 and 1988. Low Tetras National Park is a national park between the Val River and the Horn River valleys in Central Slovakia. It covers an area of 728 km² and its buffer zone covers an area of 1,102 km², it the largest national park in Slovakia. Murmansk plainer National Park is one of the youngest national parks in Slovakia. It is situated in Central Slovakia, in the districts of Brent and Revoke, in the Bangka Bystrica Region. It protects the area of Murmansk plainer, and it is the part of the Slovenske rudohorie mountain range. Penny National Park is a national park in northern Slovakia. It is located in the western Penny Mountains on the border with Poland. It is the smallest national park in Slovakia with an area of 37.5 km². It was founded on 16 January 1967, and its borders were adjusted in 1997. Poloniny National Park is a national park in north eastern Slovakia at the Polish and Ukrainian borders, in the Bukovske Vichy mountain range. The park is included into Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Slovakia Country Economy

As of 2010 the Slovakia PPP of GDP was 18,100. Slovakia encourages foreign investments. Slovakia economy is mainly based on farming, manufacturing, trading and services. Slovakia main farming outputs are grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, cattle, poultry and wood products. Metals, food items, electricity, gas, coke, fuel, chemicals, fibers, machinery, vehicles, textiles, rubber products these are some the manufacturing outputs of Slovakia. The main export goods of Slovakia machinery, vehicles, metals, chemicals, minerals and plastics and the imported items are machinery, minerals, vehicles, metals products, chemicals and plastics. In trading the Slovakia is communicated countries are Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, and Poland.