Slovakia Travel Overview

Slovakia Travel Overview

Slovak Republic

Important facts

Capital: Bratislava

Official language: Slovak

Currency: Euro (exchange rates)

Continent: Eastern Europe

Slovakia – between night clubs and castle ruins

Discover the mountains of the High Tatras – either on foot in summer or with technical equipment in winter.

Location

According to Countryaah, Slovakia is located in Central Europe. It borders the Czech Republic and Poland in the north, Ukraine in the east, Hungary in the south and Austria in the west.

Reachability

You can of course enter Slovakia with your car. There are international airports in the cities: Bratislava, Poprad, Sliač and in Košice. The TwinCityLiner – a high-speed ferry – has recently become available to them on the Danube between Vienna and Bratislava, which runs several times a day. Of course, you can also travel to Slovakia by train.

Landmarks

Slovakia is an old country, so you can visit many historical buildings in all major cities. The nightlife in Bratislava has been attracting night owls in recent years. From Vienna you can reach the city in just under 50 minutes.

Important facts

Alternative name: Slovak Republic

Capital: Bratislava

Official language: Slovak

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Euro (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

EUR / 978

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: east

Geo coordinates: N 48 ° 40 ‘8.5 ” E 19 ° 41’ 56.5″

Highest mountain: Gerlachovka (2,655 m)

Total area: 48,845 km²

Mainland: 48,800 km²

National border: 1,355 km

Politics

Dependency: Czechoslovakia until 1993

UN member since: 1993

Other political affiliation: European Union since 2004

Economy

Slovakia GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machines, textiles, shoes

BSP: $ 49,389,700,000

GDP: $ 52,783,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 95.8 billion

Economic growth: 5.3%

GDP share of agriculture: 3.7%

GDP share of industry: 28.2%

GDP share of services: 69.1%

Inflation rate: 2.2%

Unemployment: 11.2%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 38.7%

Export: $ 35.710 billion

Import: $ 37.16 billion

Foreign debt: $ 30,080,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 15,040,000,000

Electricity consumption: 25,100 million KWh

Gas reserves: 15,010 million m³

Gas production: 142 million m³

Gas consumption: 6,900 million m³

Oil reserves: 5 million m³

Oil production: 4,400 million m³

Oil consumption: 75,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 31.86%

Bovine: 591,000 pieces

Pigs: 1,662,000 pieces

Sheep: 306,000 pieces

Demographic data

Residents: 5,439,500

Residents in cities: 3,140,800

Average age: 35.8 years

0-14 years: 16.7%

15-64 years: 71.3%

> 65 years: 12%

Population growth: 0.15%

Birth rate: 10.65 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 9.45 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 0.3 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.94

Fertility: 1.33 children / woman

Infant mortality: 7.26 ‰

Life expectancy men: 70.76 years

Life expectancy women: 78.89 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: SK

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SVK

ISO 3166 numeric: 703

Top Level Domain: sk

IOC country code: SVK

UN / LOCODE: SK

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 1,865,000

Cell Phones: 4,220,000

Radios: 5,360,000

TV: 2,550,000

Computer: 2,270,000

Internet users: 2,510,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 3,662 km

Paved roads: 38,108 km

of which expressways: 352 km

Cars: 1,377,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 43

Pipelines: 7,218

Health

Number of doctors: 20,920

Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident

Education

History

Foundation: 870

Last sovereign since: 1993

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Crime

Prison inmates: 8,600

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 20,000

Main battle tank: 270

Warplanes: 60

Helicopter: 20th

Defense Spending: $ 592,000,000

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The Slovak Republic is served by Czech Airlines (OK), Hemus Air (DU), Aeroflot (SU), Air Ukraine (6U), Austrian Arrows (OS) and Tunis Air (TU).

Departure fee

No.

Arrival by car

Car: border crossings to the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Austria (Berg – Bratislava and Vienna – Bratislava).
A motorway leads from Bratislava via Brno to Prague.
New is a continuous motorway connection (A6 and east motorway A4) from Vienna via Pressburg to Bratislava. The A 6 leads from the Bruckneudorf junction near Bruck an der Leitha (connection A 4) to the Kittsee border crossing. This new connection is not only suitable for motorists traveling to Bratislava, but also for those who continue to drive to the High Tatras holiday region via the D 1 (Bratislava – Trencin – Presov).
Drivers in Austria who are heading towards the Slovak Republic and who switch from the A 1 western motorway to the A 4 eastern motorway can bypass Vienna south on the Vienna outer ring expressway S 1. Long-

Distance bus:
Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) travels via the Czech Republic to the Slovak Republic and Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.com) travels from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the Slovak Republic.

Arriving by train

Good connections to the Slovak Republic via Vienna. It only takes about an hour to get from Vienna to Bratislava, with four trains running every day. There are several direct connections to Bratislava from Berlin. There are also connections between Bratislava and Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest, Kiev and Prague.

Nightjet – night trains (Internet: www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) run from Austria to the Slovak Republic.

Information can be obtained from the general agencies of the railways of the Slovak Republic, addresses: Thulestrasse 42, D-13189 Berlin (Tel: (030) 47 30 57 02. Fax: (030) 478 74 72. E-Mail: [email protected] -online.de ; Internet: www.zsr.sk) and Parkring 12, A-1010 Vienna (Tel: (01) 512 89 74. Fax: (01) 512 89 74 75.). The representation in Vienna is also responsible for Switzerland.

Note on arriving by train

Discounts
InterRail passes are valid (for details see Germany), IC and EC are subject to a surcharge.

Arrival by ship

The Danube connects Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest or Slovakia with Austria and Hungary and via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, the North Sea with the Black Sea.

Various shipping companies call at Bratislava as part of river cruises on the Danube (Internet: www.danube-river.org).

The main routes are:

Bratislava – Vienna – Bratislava,
Bratislava – Gabcikovo,
Bratislava – Hainburg – Bratislava and
Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest.

The Rhine-Mohan-Danube Canal and the Gabcikovo Dam connect the North Sea and the Black Sea. Bratislava lies in the middle of this long waterway.