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Slovenská republika

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Slovakia's Most Popular Sights...
Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
  • Banska Stiavica
  • Bardejov
  • Bojnice 
    • Bojnice Castle & Museum
  • Bratislava
    • Blue Church
    • Braislava Castle
    • Devín Castle
    • Old Town
    • Slavin
    • St. Michael’s Gate & Tower
  • Kežmarok
  • Košice
    • St. Elizabeth Cathedral
  • Levoča
  • Oravsky Podzamok
    • Orava Castle
  • Spišské Podhradie
    • Spišsky Hrad
    • Spišsky Kapitula
  • Štrbské Pleso
  • Tatras National Park
  • Žehra
    • Spiš Castle

Flag_of_SlovakiaRegions of Slovakia…

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Banská Bystrica
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Bratislava
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Košice
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Nitra
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Prešov
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Trenčín
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Trnava
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Žilina
Country Information...
Slovakia’s roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I, the Slovaks joined the Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Slovak nationalist leaders pushed for autonomy within Czechoslovakia, and in 1939 Slovakia became an independent state allied with Nazi Germany. Following World War II, Czechoslovakia was reconstituted and came under communist rule within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country’s leaders to liberalize communist rule and create “socialism with a human face,” ushering in a period of repression known as “normalization.” The peaceful “Velvet Revolution” swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent “velvet divorce” into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.
Capital Bratislava
Largest City Bratislava
Government Slovak Republic
Currency Euro (€)
Area 49,035 km  Ranked 129th
Population 5,445,802 (July 2016 est.) ranked 119th
Language Slovak (official) 78.6%, Hungarian 9.4%, Roma 2.3%, Ruthenian 1%, other or unspecified 8.8% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups Slovak 80.7%, Hungarian 8.5%, Roma 2%, other and unspecified 8.8% (2011 est.)
Religion Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 8.2%, Greek Catholic 3.8%, other or unspecified 12.5%, none 13.4% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European )
Country code +421
Internet TLD .sk
Time Zone /Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) / CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Nad Tatrou sa blýska
(Lightning Over the Tatras)
President Andrej Kiska
Prime Minister Robert Fico
Holidays and Observances in Slovakia in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday Republic Day National holiday
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 25 Wednesday Struggle for Human Rights Day Observance
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Unfairly Prosecuted Persons Day Observance
May 1 Friday Labor Day National holiday
May 4 Monday Anniversary of the Decease of M. R. Štefánik Observance
May 8 Friday End of World War II National holiday
Jun 7 Sunday Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation Observance
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Jul 5 Sunday St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day National holiday
Jul 5 Sunday Foreign Slovaks Day Observance
Jul 17 Friday Independence Day Observance
Aug 4 Tuesday Matice Slovenska Day Observance
Aug 29 Saturday National Uprising Day National holiday
Sep 1 Tuesday Constitution Day National holiday
Sep 9 Wednesday Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of racial violence Observance
Sep 15 Tuesday Day of Our Lady of Sorrows National holiday
Sep 19 Saturday Foundation of the Slovak National Council Day Observance
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 6 Tuesday Dukla Pass Victims Day Observance
Oct 27 Tuesday Černová Tragedy Day Observance
Oct 28 Wednesday Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State Observance
Oct 29 Thursday Birth of Ľudovít Ŝtúr Day Observance
Oct 30 Friday Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation Observance
Oct 31 Saturday Reformation Day Observance
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Nov 17 Tuesday Fight for Freedom and Democracy Day National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday St. Stephen’s Day National holiday
Dec 30 Wednesday Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Ecclesiastic Province Observance