Slovakia

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Slovakia on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Central Europe

Size – 49,035 km²

Geography – central and northern mountains, southern lowlands

Language – Slovak, Hungarian, Roma

Religion – Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 8.2%, Greek Catholic 3.8% other 12.5%, none 13.5%

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – lignite, copper and manganese ore, salt

Agriculture – grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit, pigs, cattle, poultry, forest products

Industry – automobiles, metal and metal products, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals, synthetic fibres, wood and paper products, machinery, earthenware and ceramics, textiles, electrical and optical apparatus, rubber products, food and drinks, pharmaceutical

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Neighbouring Countries – Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria

Population – 5,445,027 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.02%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.66

Capital City – Bratislava (401,000 – 2015 estimate)

Highest Mountain – Gerlachovsky Stit (2655m)

Longest River – Vah (406 km)

Climate – temperate, warm summers 13°C to 26°C and cold winters -2°C to 9°C

Yearly Rainfall – 59 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – oak, fir, spruce, beech, weeping birch, walnut, pine, willow, alder, mosses, lichen, cyclamen, gentian, alpines

Animal Life – squirrel, fox, wild-boar, lynx, wolf, deer, bear, rabbit, hedgehog, newt, toad, frog, grass snake, adder

Aquatic Life – catfish, carp, trout, huchen (Danube salmon), grayling, crayfish

Bird Life – skylark, partridge, pheasant, great bustard, cuckoo, tawny owl, carrion crow, robin, chaffinch, linnet, tit, woodpecker, wagtail, kingfisher, duck, heron

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). Slovakia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/slovakia.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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