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flag Slovakia Slovakia: Introduction

Capital: Bratislava


Total Population: 5,414,095
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 113 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 53.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Bratislava (417); Kosice (239,700); Presov (100,000); Zilina (85,000); Nitra (85,000).
Ethnic Origins: 85.8% Slovaks, 9.7% Hungarians, 1.7% Romanies, 1% Ukrainians, Others 1.8%.
Official Language: The official language of Slovakia is Slovak which is spoken by 85% of the population.
Other Languages Spoken: It is important to note that other languages are used in this country such as Hungarian, Ukrainian, Polish and Czech. Hungarians represent the largest minority in Slovakia, with more than 10% of the total population. Most Hungarians speak their mother tongue and live in the south of the country. Finally, Czechs represent the third national minority and keep their own language: Czech.
Business Language(s): Slovak, German and English.
Religion: Catholics 60%, Protestants 8.5%, Orthodox 4%, Others 17.5%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 49,036 km²
Type of State: A Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, OECD member, Ex-Transition country.
Leading world producer of cars per inhabitant; heavily dependent on Russia for energy.
HDI*: 0.830/1
HDI (World Rank): 37/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Slovakia, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Slovakia, Dial +421
Internet Suffix: .sk
Computers: 51.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 17.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 80.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 55,65065,02979,84277,39881,853
Exports of Goods (million USD) 56,08264,66479,83081,49786,329
Imports of Services (million USD) 7,9406,7737,0896,6967,172
Exports of Services (million USD) 6,2635,8126,5927,1497,440

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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