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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%


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

World Factbook

Slovakia - General Information

Travel Info for Slovakia

Slovakian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Slovakian Government Web Sites
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