Slovakia is a democratic republic with a parliamentary and cabinet system
of government. The head of state is the President, elected for a five-year term of office in general election.
Slovakia is a small country situated in Central Europe. In the north it borders Poland, in the south Hungary, in the south-west Austria, in the north-west
the Czech Republic, and in the east Ukraine.
Slovakia is a unitary state, divided into 8 regions (Bratislava Region, Trnava Region, Trenčín Region, Nitra Region, Žilina Region, Banská Bystrica Region, Prešov Region and Košice Region) and 79 districts. Every region has its own capital. There are considerable differences between individual regions in terms of tradition, customs and culture.
Official language: Slovak
Language used: Slovak, Hungarian, Czech
Political system: parliamentary democracy
Head of state: President Ivan Gašparovič
Head of government: Prime Minister Iveta Radičová
Total area: 49,035 km²
Population: 5 455 000
Population density: 111 people/km²
Slovaks: 85.8%, Hungarians: 9.7%, other: 4.5%
Roman Catholic (68.9 %), Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession (6.9 %), Greek Catholic (4.1 %), Reformed Church (2 %), non-specified (2.2 %), no religion (13.7 %)
Tourist attractions worth seeing
The Small Carpathians (Malé Karpaty) are a small, unusually picturesque mountain range whose southern parts reach Bratislava, and the northern ones descend to the Váh Valley, some 70 km further.....
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