Outline of Slovakia

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The location of Slovakia
An enlargeable map of the Slovak Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Slovakia:

The Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia, is a landlocked sovereign country located in Central Europe.[1] Slovakia has a population of over five million and an area of 49,035 square kilometres (18,933 sq mi). The Slovak Republic borders the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is its capital, Bratislava. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, OECD, WTO, and other international organizations.

The Slavic people arrived in the territory of present day Slovakia between the 5th and 6th century AD during the Migration Period (Migration of Nations). Various parts of Slovakia belonged to Samo's Empire, the first known political unit of Slavs, Great Moravia, the Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg (Austrian) monarchy, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia throughout history. Slovakia became independent on January 1, 1993 with the peaceful division of Czechoslovakia in the Velvet Divorce.

Slovakia made economic reforms such as massive privatization and flat tax. In 2006, Slovakia reached the highest growth of GDP (8.9%) among the members of OECD. Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Slovakia

Geography of Slovakia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Slovakia
 Hungary 676 km
 Poland 420 km
 Czech Republic 197 km
 Austria 91 km
 Ukraine 90 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Slovakia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Slovakia

Natural geographic features of Slovakia[edit]

Regions of Slovakia[edit]

Ecoregions of Slovakia[edit]

Administrative divisions of Slovakia[edit]

Regions of Slovakia[edit]
Main article: Regions of Slovakia
Districts of Slovakia[edit]
Main article: Districts of Slovakia

Demography of Slovakia[edit]

Government and politics of Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Government of Slovakia and Politics of Slovakia

Branches of the government of Slovakia[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Slovakia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Slovakia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Slovakia[edit]

Foreign relations of Slovakia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Slovak Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Law of Slovakia

Military of Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Military of Slovakia

Local government in Slovakia[edit]

History of Slovakia[edit]

Main article: History of Slovakia, Timeline of the history of Slovakia, and Current events of Slovakia

Culture of Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Culture of Slovakia

Art in Slovakia[edit]

Sports in Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Sport in Slovakia

Economy and infrastructure of Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Economy of Slovakia

Education in Slovakia[edit]

Main article: Education in Slovakia

See also[edit]

Main article: Slovakia


  1. ^ a b "Slovakia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Slovakia