Slovakia: Basic data

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Land area

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


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


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


Slovak (official), Hungarian

Weights and measures

Metric system


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

Fiscal year

January 1st-December 31st


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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