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General facts

Population: 5.4 million

Capital: Bratislava

Official Language: Slovak

Currency: Euro

Religion: Roman Catholic

Motto: Verní sebe, svorne napred! (Faithful to ourselves, together ahead!)

National Anthem: Nad Tatrou sa blýska

Interesting facts

  • Slovak business people initially take a formal and distant approach to people in business. Be prepared for a seemingly cold reception at first.
  • The warmest location in Slovakia is the city of Štúrovo, with an average annual temperature of 10.4 °C
  • The coldest location in Slovakia is the peak of Lomnický štít (2632 m a.s.l.) in the High Tatra mountains, with an average annual temperature of -3.7 °C.
  • The real inspiration for Dracula lived in Cachtice castle in Slovakia – and SHE was a woman!

Famous Slovaks:

  • Štefan Banič – invented the parachute in 1913
  • Andy Warhol – the American-born pop artist, whose parents were from Slovakia.