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Slovakia

Slovakia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Bratislava

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:34

  • Population

    Population

    5.44 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +421

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Slovakia

Slovakia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Bratislava

  • Local time

    Local time

    8:34

  • Population

    Population

    5.44 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +421

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 138

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.77 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    824mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    49 037 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    37%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    40%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    40%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3626km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    12 928

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Slovak - 85 %
    Hungarian - 9 %
    Roma - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 69 %
    Protestant - 11 %
    Greek Catholic - 4 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Slovak
    Hungarian
    Roma

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    15 850

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    12.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    39.7%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.8%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    7 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    metal and metal products, food and beverages, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals and manmade fibers, machinery

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

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

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    brown coal and lignite, iron ore, copper and manganese ore, salt, arable land

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    58%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    brown coal and lignite, iron ore, copper and manganese ore, salt, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    12%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    30 678kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    39 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    59

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What not to do when visiting Slovakia

1/14
Marker Slovakia
Business & Communication

Don't call it Czechoslovakia anymore.

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2/14
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Don't mix up Slovakia vs Slovenia vs Slavonia. Slovakia is a Danubian country that was part of former Czechoslovakia. Slovenia is a country on Balkan Peninsula. Slavonia is a region in Croatia. The common thing among them is their Slavic-ness.

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Don't forget to remove your shoes when entering someone's home.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Slovakia’s capital Bratislava is the only capital in the world that borders two other countries.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget it’s essential to look everyone at the table in the eye when drinking and say ”Nazdravie” (to your health).

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Don’t worry when Slovaks seem quieter and reserved at first meeting - after initial conversations, they become more open and easy-going.

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Don't refuse offer of traditional Slovak liquors like plum brandy. If you don't have serious excuse, it can be considered as rude, especially in rural areas where locals brew their own drinks.

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Don't break the eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex.

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Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'.

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Don't be confused with Slovak vs Slovakian. Slovak refers to both Slovakia's language and people, and anything that needs a national adjective. Don't bother with "Slovakian" much, it's almost never the correct choice.

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Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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