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General Facts

Area: 49,035 km2 (18,933 sq miles)

Capital City: Bratislava

Population: 5,435,343 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: Slovak

Boarding Countries: Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Czechia, Poland

Coastline: None 

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Government: Parliamentary Republic


Slovakia's climate is continental, with hot summers and cold winters. In July the mean temperature is 21°c (70°f). January's mean temperature is -1°c (30°f). Rainfall averages roughly 49 cm (19.3 in) a year and can exceed 200 cm (80 in) annually in the High Tatras.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Bratislava (423,737)

2. Kosice (236,563)

3. Presov (94,718)

4. Nitra (86,329)

5. Zilina (85,985)

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