Slovakia: Basic data

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Country Data and Maps
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Economist Intelligence Unit
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Summary, Basic Data, Economy, Background
Political Geography
Slovakia

Land area

49,037 sq km; including 39% agricultural, 41% forest (2009)

Population

5,418,649 (official July 2014 estimate)

Main towns

Population in '000 (end-2008)

Bratislava (capital): 429

Kosice: 234

Presov: 91

Zilina: 85

Nitra: 84

Banska Bystrica: 80

Trnava: 68

Trencin: 57

Climate

Continental (warm summers and cold winters)

Weather in Bratislava (altitude 134 metres)

Hottest month, July, 20.4°C; coldest month, January, -1.9°C; driest months, January-April, 39-43 mm average rainfall; wettest month, July, 73 mm average rainfall. Long-term average annual rainfall 611 mm

Languages

Slovak (official), Hungarian

Weights and measures

Metric system

Currency

Euro (EUR), which replaced the Koruna slovenska (Sk) on January 1st 2009

Fiscal year

January 1st-December 31st

Time

One hour ahead of GMT in winter; two hours ahead in summer

Public holidays

January 1st (Republic Day); January 6th (Epiphany); March 25th (Good Friday); March 28th (Easter Monday); May 1st (Labour Day); May 8th (V Day); July 5th (Day of St Cyril and St Methodius); August 29th (National Uprising Day); September 1st (Constitution Day); September 15th (Day of the Virgin Mary); November 1st (All Saints' Day); November 17th (Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day); December 24th and 25th (Christmas); December 26th (St Stephen's Day)


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