A separate Slovak Republic (1939–1945) existed in World War II as a client state of Nazi Germany. In 1945, Czechoslovakia was re-established under communist rule as a Soviet satellite. Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

The country joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone on 1 January 2009.

The capital and largest city is Bratislava.

  • Slovakia is a land locked country.
  • Slovakia has largest boundary with Hungary which is approximately 676 km .
  • Slovakia has shortest boundary with Ukraine which is approximately 90 km .
  • The largest river in Slovakia is Danube which is 2850 km.
  • The largest export partner of Slovakia is Germany.
  • The largest import partner of Slovakia is Germany.
  • There are 2 seaports in Slovakia.

National Facts of Slovakia#

  • Rose is the national flower of Slovakia
  • The national dish of Slovakia is Bryndzové halušky
Bryndzové_halušky Wikicommons unter CC
Bryndzové_halušky Wikicommons unter CC


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