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Slovak Republic

Slovenská Republika

Location central Europe
Bordered By
Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary

Slovakia on a map of Europe

Area 19,000 sq mi (49,000 sq km)
Highest Point Gerlachovsky Stit; 8,707 ft (2,654 m)
Lowest Point Bodrok River; 308 ft (94m)
Natural Resources brown coal and lignite, iron ore, copper, manganese ore, salt, arable land

Nationality Slovak
Population (July 2014 est)
5,443,383
Largest Cities
Bratislava, Kosice
Ethnic Groups Slovak, Hungarian, Roma, Ruthenian/Ukrainian
Religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Greek Catholic
Languages Slovak (official), Hungarian, Roma, Ukrainian

Capital Bratislava
Form of Government
parliamentary democracy
Current Constitution Adopted September 1998
Chief of State
President Andrej Kiska (since June 15, 2014)
Head of Government
Prime Minister Robert Fico (since April 4, 2012)
Cabinet
appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Legislature
unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky)
Judiciary
Supreme Court; Constitutional Court; Special Court
Local Administration
8 regions (kraje)

Currency Koruna
Per Capita Income
$20,200
Principal Industries metal and metal products, food and beverages, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals, manmade fibers, machinery, paper, printing, earthenware and ceramics, transport vehicles, textiles, electrical and optical apparatus, rubber products
Agricultural Products
grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products
Export Commodities vehicles, machinery, electrical equipment, base metals, chemicals, minerals, plastics
Import Commodities machinery, transport equipment, intermediate manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, miscellaneous manufactured goods

Independence Achieved January 1, 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic)
National Holiday Constitution Day; September 1 (1992)
Flag three equal horizontal bands of white, blue, and red, superimposed with the coat of arms of Slovakia

flag of the Slovak Republic

SEE ALSO
Austria
Czech Republic
Poland
Hungary

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