Area: 48 845 sq.km.
Population: 5 424 925 ppl.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: UTC+1
Phone code: +421
Slovakia, officially known as the Slovak Republic, this is a state located in the central part of Europe. The population, according to the 2001 census is 5,424,925 people; the total area is 48,845 square kilometers. In terms of population Slovakia takes 112th place in the world and 127 by the total size of its area.
The capital city of Slovakia is Bratislava. The official language is Slovak.
The form of government Slovakia is a unitary state and a parliamentary republic.
The head of state in Slovakia is the President, which is elected by direct popular vote to serve a term for five years. The power of authority belongs to the head of the Government, the Prime Minister, who as a rule is the leader of the party or coalition that gets the most votes in parliamentary elections and appointed by the President. Executive body in Slovakia is the Government of the Slovak Republic. The rest of the Cabinet is appointed by the president by the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Slovakia is divided into 8 regions: Bratislava, Trnava, Trenčín, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Prešov, Košice. The regions are named by its administrative centers. (In 2002, each region got some autonomy).
Slovakia is the continental land-locked state. It has land borders with the following countries: Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.
Most of the residents) are Roman Catholic.