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General Information


Slovakia is located in the Central Europe. It is a modern country, that entered the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2009.

AREA : 49 034 km2
POPULATION : 5 412 000 (2013)
CAPITAL : Bratislava
GOVERNMENT TYPE :              Parliamentary democracy
   
BORDERING COUNTRIES : Austria, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE : Slovak
   
NATIONALITIES :                           Slovak(86%), Hungarian (10,8%), Romany (1,8%), Czech (1,2%), Ruthenian (0,3%), Ukraine (0,3%), German (0,1%), Polish (0,1%) and other (0,2%)
   
CLIMATE : Slovakia lies in the temperate climate zone, with distinctive rotation of seasons. The average daily temperature in winter is - 2°C and in summer 21°C. The coldest month is January and the warmest months are July and August.
   
TIME ZONE : GMT + 1 hour, the summer daylight saving time that lasts from April - October is 2 hours ahead of GMT
CURRENCY : EURO
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE:   
 
+ 421
CREDIT CARDS : Major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Mastercard/Eurocard) and debit cards (Maestro and Visa Electron) may be used
   
ARRIVING IN SLOVAKIA :
Slovakia can be reached by plane, ship, train, bus or car.
Bratislava has its own international airport. However, foreign visitors often use the Vienna international airport in Schwechat for their arrivals to Slovakia as it is only 50 km away from Bratislava
   
ENTRY REGULATIONS : All visitors to Slovakia must have valid travel documents.
For further details please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, www.foreign.gov.sk