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Slovak Republic
Slovenská republika  (Slovak)
Anthem: "Nad Tatrou sa blýska"
"Lightning Over the Tatras"
Location of  Slovakia  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Slovakia  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Bratislava
48°09′N17°07′E / 48.150°N 17.117°E / 48.150; 17.117
Official languagesSlovak
Ethnic groups(2011[1])
DemonymSlovak
GovernmentParliamentary republic
Andrej Kiska
Robert Fico
LegislatureNational Council
Independence
• 
28 October 1918
1 January 1993a
1 May 2004
Area
• Total
49,035 km2 (18,933 sq mi) (129th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2015 estimate
5,426,252[2] (116th)
• 2011 census
5,397,036
• Density
111/km2 (287.5/sq mi) (88th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$179.527 billion[3]
• Per capita
$33,054[3] (39th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$89.134 billion[3]
• Per capita
$16,412[3] (40th)
Gini (2014)26.1[4]
low · 8th
HDI (2015)Increase 0.845[5]
very high · 40th
CurrencyEuro ()b (EURb)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+421c
Patron saintSaints Cyril and Methodius
Our Lady of Sorrows
ISO 3166 codeSK
Internet TLD.sk and .eu
  1. Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia; see Velvet Divorce.
  2. Slovak koruna before 2009.
  3. Shared code 42 with Czech Republic until 1997.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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