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Capital : Bratislava
Language :  Slovak
Currency :  Euro
Population : 5 426 252
Area : 49 037 km2

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 23% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 2,623,000 motor vehicles (484 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. Products of known brands are of lower quality than those sold in Western Europe.

5. Slovakia is often mistaken for a similar-sounding country – Slovenia.

6. The national top-level domain is .sk . There are over 284,300 websites with this extension.

7. The most popular pages with the extension .sk are: google.sk, sme.sk and azet.sk.

8. In this country there are more than 38 985 km of paved roads including over 769 km of express roads (0.06% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 35 airports, 21 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 3 622 km of railway tracks.

11. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 11.2 Mb / s and the maximum is 49 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

12. Full name of the country – Slovak Republic.

13. Political system – parliamentary democracy.

14. The distance between Bratislava and Vienna by waterway (Danube) is 60 km.

15. Slovakia is one of three countries in the world where Coca-Cola is not the most popular drink. It gives way to Kofola, which was introduced in the 1960s.

16. Very good currant wines are produced in the vicinity of Devin (Moravia).

17. In many places of religious worship there are relics in the form of mummified body parts, most often hands.


Geography in Slovakia

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1. Bratislava is the only capital that touches two neighboring countries, Hungary to the north and Austria to the west.

2. The lowest located place in the country is the Bodrok River – 94 m above sea level.

3. Slovakia borders with such countries as: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 197 km, Hungary 676 km, Poland 420 km, Ukraine 90 km.

4. In the place where the borders of three countries join together: Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, a symbolically triangular table has been placed.

5. There are 228 registered castles in this country.

6. On the Danube, at the tributary of the Mały Duna, the largest river island of Żytna was created in Europe, with an area of ​​132 thousand ha.

7. In this country you can see one of the few geysers in Europe, which gushes water to a height of about 20 m.

8. Modrý Kameň is the smallest Slovak town. There are less than 1,500 people living there.

9. In Slovakia, there is the longest in Europe network of marked hiking trails, with a total length of almost 13,000 km.

10. The Ice Cave in the Slovak Paradise in 1882 was the first lighted in Europe.

11. The country is 6.3 times smaller than Poland.

12. The longest river is Vah, 403 km.

13. The largest and deepest lake is the Wielki Staw Hińczowy.

14. The highest peak is Gerlach, 2655 m above sea level.

15. There are 19297 km2 of agricultural land in Slovakia (40% of the country).

16. The highest situated town in the country is Vysoké Tatry.

17. 19322 km2 of the country is covered by forests (40.2%)

105. The nearest capital in a straight line from Bratislava is Vienna (Austria) – 58 km.

106. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Bratislava is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18098 km.


Finance in Slovakia

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1. The minimum wage is 380 euros (approximately 1 610 zlotys) per month and 2.18 euros (approximately 9.2 zlotys) per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Slovakia is 22%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.6%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 103 210 000 000 (PLN 441 738 800 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 95,770,000,000 (PLN 409 895 600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 53.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 55 320 560,000 (PLN 236 771 996 800),
2018 year was 50.9 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 48 746 930 000 (PLN 208 636 860 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 8,987 (PLN 38,465).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was around: $ 82 290 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 111 811 000 000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $3,922,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.024% of foreign currency reserves in all countries of the world).

10. Slovakia has 31700 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Slovakia

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1. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

2. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

3. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on an ordinary road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 90 to 130 km / h.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 58 and 3 months and men at the age of 62.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

7. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 25 days.


Education in Slovakia

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 96.

4. About 90 percent of Slovaks have secondary education, this is one of the best results in Europe.

5. In this country there are 0.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 21 696 people).


Work in Slovakia

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1. The minimum wage is 380 euros (approximately 1 610 zlotys) per month and 2.18 euros (approximately 9.2 zlotys) per hour (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 130 €.

3. The amount of income tax in Slovakia is 22%.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 58 and 3 months and men at the age of 62.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.5% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 25 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Slovakia

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1. Bratislava is the only capital that touches two neighboring countries, Hungary to the north and Austria to the west.

2. The highest temperature was measured in Komarno on July 5, 1950. The thermometer showed 39.8 °C.

3. The lowest temperature was measured at Vígľaš-Pstruša on February 11, 1929. The thermometer showed -41 °C.

4. Slovakia is the world leader in cars produced per capita.

5. Kolárove has the longest bridge in Europe with a completely wooden structure. It is 85 meters long.

6. In the village of Nižná Myšľa, a four-wheeled carriage from the Bronze Age was found from 3.5 thousand years ago. It is one of the oldest toys in Europe.

7. The lowest located place in the country is the Bodrok River – 94 m above sea level.

8. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

9. The cellars under the Červený Kamen Castle are the most extensive complex of underground rooms in Central Europe.

10. On the Danube, at the tributary of the Mały Duna, the largest river island of Żytna was created in Europe, with an area of ​​132 thousand ha.

11. Modrý Kameň is the smallest Slovak town. There are less than 1,500 people living there.

12. Bratislava is about 60 km away from Vienna. This is the smallest distance between the two European capitals (except Rome and the Vatican).

13. In Slovakia, there is the longest in Europe network of marked hiking trails, with a total length of almost 13,000 km.

14. In Košice, the second of the oldest marathons in the world takes place annually.

15. Košice also has the largest zoo in Central Europe.

16. The Ice Cave in the Slovak Paradise in 1882 was the first lighted in Europe.

17. The longest river is Vah, 403 km.

18. The largest and deepest lake is the Wielki Staw Hińczowy.

19. The highest peak is Gerlach, 2655 m above sea level.

20. The highest situated town in the country is Vysoké Tatry.

21. The lowest temperature: -41 °C was measured in Vígľaš-Pstruša.

22. The highest temperature: 40.3 °C was measured in Hurbanovo.


Army in Slovakia

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 70 place,
2018 > year – 61 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 13,500 professional and > reservists,
2018 year – 14,670 professional and 0 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 30 tanks, 530 > armored vehicles, 49 jet aircraft and 17 helicopters,
2018 year – 22 tanks, 478 armored vehicles, 49 jet airplanes and 17 helicopters.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 790,000,000 (PLN 3,381,200,000),
2018 year – $ 1,025,000,000 (PLN 4,387,000,000).


Society in Slovakia

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1. In Slovakia, an average person consumes about 13 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 46%, then beer – 30%, wine – 18%, and other alcoholic beverages – 6%.

3. In 2013, 251 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 58 and 3 months and men at the age of 62.

5. 0.4% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 96.

7. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 27.8 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.4 children.

10. In this country over 4 507 000 (2015) 4 629 641 (2018) people have access to internet (about 85% of the population).

11. Around 2,300,000 (2015) 3,200,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 110 people / km².

13. The main religion is Catholicism, 63%.

15. The average age of people living in this country is 39.6 years.

16. The country is around:
821 000 persons (15.14%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3 825 000 people (70.51%) in the age range 15-64 years.
778 400 people (14.35%) over 65 years old.

17. In this country, about 53,800 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 52,800 people die (1.0% of the population).

18. 83 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

19. 57% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 117 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 74.7 years (women – 78.7 years and men – 70.7 years).


Symbols of Slovakia

1. The national alcohol is Borovička and TatraTea.

2. The national tree is small-leaved lime.


Sport in Slovakia

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1. In 2002, Slovakia won the world hockey championship.


History of Slovakia

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1. In the village of Nižná Myšľa, a four-wheeled carriage from the Bronze Age was found from 3.5 thousand years ago. It is one of the oldest toys in Europe.

2. Štefan Banie, invented the parachute, he patented it in 1913.

3. In 1536, Bratislava became the temporary capital of the Kingdom of Hungary.

4. The Celts were the first nation inhabiting the present territory of Slovakia.

5. Independence was obtained after the break-up of Czechoslovakia on January 1, 1993.

6. During World War II, Bratislava was damaged to a very small extent. During short bombardments, few buildings were damaged, the bridge collapsed (now called the old one) and the nearby oil refinery caught fire. However, according to the Slovaks, the tragedy that happened to them is comparable to the destruction of Poland.

7. The stairs of the castle in Bratislava were adjusted so that Maria Teresa could ride them on horseback.

8. He joined the UN 19 Jan 1993.

9. On March 29, 2004, Slovakia joined the political and military organization called NATO.


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What is the highest peak in Slovakia?

The highest peak in Slovakia is Gerlach (2655 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Slovakia?

The largest river in Slovakia is Vah, 403 km.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Slovakia?

The largest lake in Slovakia is the Big Cold Pond.

answer: Marta


What Slovakia has national colors?

National colors: white, blue and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Borovička and TatraTea.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Slovakia?

Slovakia borders on such countries as: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 197 km, Hungary 676 km, Poland 420 km, Ukraine 90 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 39.6 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 380 euros (approximately 1 610 zlotys) per month and 2.18 euros (approximately 9.2 zlotys) per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Slovakia?

The population density is 113 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “We trust in God”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 40.3 ° C was measured in Hurbanovo.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -41 ° C was measured in Vígľaš-Pstruša.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta