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Slovakia is a central European country known for its dramatic natural landscape and many castles. Near the Austrian border, capital city Bratislava features a pedestrian-only Old Town with a lively cafe scene. Rising on a hill above the Danube River, Bratislava Castle houses a branch of the Slovak National Museum, with displays ranging from Roman artifacts to 20th-century arts and crafts.

Languages: Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6%

 

Ethnic Groups: Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8%

 

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 5.5 million people (World Rank: 114th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 296 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 102nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.154 %/yr (World Rank: 199th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 75.4 years (World Rank: 89th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 37.2 years (World Rank: 43rd) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Slovakia
Geology.com

World Factbook

Slovakia - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Slovakia
Quick Citation

Slovakian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Slovakian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Travel Info for Slovakia
from travelnotes.org


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