Country Profile - Slovakia

Name: Slovak Republic

Location: Central Europe

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Bratislava

Language: Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census) and English.

Area: 49,035 sq kms

Population: 5,477,038 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 01 Sep (Constitution Day)

Currency: Slovak Koruna (SKK)

Climate: The Slovak Republic lies in a moderate zone and possesses a continental climate with four distinct seasons. The average daily temperature in winter is 2°C (35 °F) rising to 21°C (70 °F) in the summer. January is the coldest month, the hottest being July and August. The highest peaks are snow capped 130 days a year.

Holidays: 01 Jan New Year's Day and Independence Day of the Slovak Republic. 1 May May Day. 29 Aug Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising. 1 Sep Slovak Constitution Day. 15 Sep Our Lady of Sorrows. 17 Nov Fight for Freedom and Democracy Day. 24 Dec Christmas Eve. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day.

Airline Name: Air Slovakia (GM)Slovak Airlines

International Airports: M R Stefanik (Bratislava) (BTS)