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Slovakia Fact Info

Surface area
Land surface area covers 49,035 square kilometres
Population
Population count stands at 5,379,455. The majority of the population 85,8 % if of Slovak nationality with the remaining 14,2 % being divided mostly between Hungarian, Roma, Rusins, Ukrainians and other minority representatives.
Capital
The capital is Bratislava with a population of 430 000.
Other major towns
Košice, Prešov, Ĺ˝ilina, Nitra, Banská Bystrica, Trnava
Official Language   Slovak, a western Slavic language  
Government
Parliamentary republic  
Currency
Euro  
Lenght of border 
1,672 kilometres  
Highest Mountain peak
Gerlachovský štít 2,655 metres (8,710.6 ft)  
Rivers
Danube 172 kilometres is the main waterway, longest inland river is Váh
Geography
Slovakia is located in the eastern part of Central Europe. It borders Poland in the north, Ukraine in the east, Hungary in the south, Austria in the south-west and Czech Republic in the north-west. 
Climate
Climate in Slovakia is continental with relatively warm summers and cold, cloudy and humid winters.
Although Slovakia is not a large country, the weather can be quite different in the montainous North and in the plain South.