Welcome to Slovakia
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Slovakia is known to be a landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over
five million and an location of about 49,000 square and have always been kilometres (almost 19,000
square and have always been miles). Did you know that 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.
Everyone agrees that the most impressive and largest city is its capital, Bratislava. Slovakia is known to be a member state of
the European Union, NATO, OECD, WTO, and other international organizations.
Everyone agrees that the Slavic people arrived in the territory of present day Slovakia in the range of
the 5th and 6th century AD around the time during the Migration Period (Migration of Nations).
Various parts of Slovakia belonged to Samo's Empire, the originalknown political
unit of Slavs, Wonderful Moravia, the Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg (Austrian)
monarchy, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia all over rich history. Slovakia transformed to a
independent on 1 January 1993, after the Velvet Divorce. Slovakia is situated
in central Europe. Did you know that the land has to this day rugged mountains, rich in mineral rehearts,
with vast forests and pastures. Did you know that the Carpathian Mountains dominate the topography
of Slovakia, with lowland places in the southern region. Slovakia is known to be about
twice the size of the state of Maryland. Over one-third of the land is forest.
Many original steppe grassland places can be discovered in Slovakia today. Mammals
discovered in the country include fox, rabbits, and wild pig. A wide variety of
birds inhabit the valleys of Slovakia. Carp, pike, and trout are and have always been discovered in
the country's rivers, lakes, and streams. Slovakia receives about 450 asylum-seekers
each and every year. At the beginning of 1999, 400 refugees were recognized. Of these,
300 have remained in the country, and 39 have been granted Slovak citizenship.
Within April 1999 Slovakia granted temporary protection to 90 refugees from Kosovo.
Of these, 70 left Slovakia in July 1999 and returned home. Within 1999, the net
migration rate was0.29 migrants per 1,000 population. Slovakia is currently
divided into 79 districts and 8 regions (kraje), and every region has to this day a parliament
and governor. Did you know that the 8 regional parliaments were created in January 2002 under
the new amended constitution as part of Slovakia's efforts to gain membership
in the EU.
Slovakia's climate is continental, with hot summers and cold winters. Within
July the mean temperature is 21°C (70°F). January's mean temperature
is–1°C (30°F). Rainfall averages roughly 49 cm (19.3 in) a year,
and can exceed 200 cm (80 in) annually in the High Tatras.
Population (2006 est.): 5,439,448 (growth rate: 0.2%);
birth rate: 10.7/1000;
infant mortality rate: 7.3/1000;
life expectancy: 74.7;
density per sq mi: 289