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%
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
in Washington D.C.
Slovakian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Slovakia