Travel to Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
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- Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1
- Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
- Currency: Euro used since January 1, 2009 (previously used Slovak Koruna)
- Country Dialing Code: 421
Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List
- Banská Štiavnica
- Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments
- Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
- Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Central Europe, south of Poland
5,431,363 (July 2005 est.)
8 regions (kraje, singular - kraj); Banskobystricky, Bratislavsky, Kosicky, Nitriansky, Presovsky, Trenciansky, Trnavsky, Zilinsky
Largest cities of Slovakia
Bratislava, Košice, Prešov, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Trnava
temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)
Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)
Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census)
In 1918 the Slovaks joined the closely related Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. Following the chaos of World War II, Czechoslovakia became a Communist nation within Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe. Soviet influence collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia once more became free. The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on 1 January 1993. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Flag of Slovakia
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.
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