51 Super Slovakia Facts That Everyone Will Absolutely Adore

Joan Agie
Oct 23, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Dec 28, 2021
Slovakia facts will tell you more about folk architecture and folk costumes of the tiny country.

Slovakia is a non-coastal country located in central-eastern Europe which has been part of the Hungarian Kingdom in the past and the Soviet Union in recent history.

This alpine country is mostly mountainous, with the surrounding countries being Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south.

The topography of the land is marked by long and high mountainous, green forests and scenic landscapes.

According to the ancient Slovakian language, a member of the Slavic language family, the name Slovakia refers to ‘land of slavs’. In the early 14th century, the ancestors formed a nation that is now known as Slovakia.

Since most of Slovakia is landlocked, the steep highlands stretch about 49,000 square kilometers. Bratislava being its capital, the population of Slovakia is more than 5.4 million.

River Danube, the second largest river in Europe, passes through ten countries, one of them being Slovakia. The paradise of Slovakia also has more castles than anywhere in the world.

The climate of Slovakia varies due to its geographical conditions. Summers are warm and dry, whereas winters are cold and freezing.

The period of World War II was the hardest on Slovaks, grabbing their rights to vote rightfully.  The country was officially declared as the Slovak Republic on January 1, 1993, three years after the velvet revolution.

Slovakia after the dark period of two wars, rebellion, and revolution, has carved itself to be a modern industrial infrastructure. At the same time, offering spectacular views of picturesque small villages, forests covered valleys and ancient historical sites.

The picturesque village of Čičmany is located in Northern Slovakia and has been designated the status of the world's first reservation of folk architecture. The first description of the village dates back to the year 1272.

Come on then, without any delay let us learn more about this beautiful country with magnificent historical sites like the Bratislava Castle, John Baptist Church, Congress Center, and the Danube River.

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Government And Politics

After the official declaration of the Slovakian republic. The country has largely been parliamentary democratic. The constitution of the Slovak Republic was approved on September 1, 1992.

Before the official independence of the country, most of Slovakia was under the control of Czechoslovakia.

The prime minister of Slovakia forms the supreme executive body, whereas the president while being in good authority, holds very limited power. The last parliamentary elections took place in the year 2020. The current prime minister is Eduard Heger and the President is Zuzana Caputova (first woman president).

Although the prime minister holds the major power, the president also enjoys some authority like being the formal commander in chief of the Slovak armed forces.

Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is acclaimed as being the third richest region of the European union by gross domestic product.

During the control of Czechoslovakia, the country was practically struggling to maintain political and economic balance. But after its independence in 1993, Slovakia drastically transformed itself into an advanced high-income economy.

Hotels In Slovakia

The country of Slovakia possesses one of the world’s most attractive tourists spots, the credit mainly goes to its natural greenery and picturesque villages, Tatra mountains, Bratislava castles, historical folk architecture embedded in them, and other numerous scenic plus medieval towns oozing the historical richness of the country.

Due to the enormous presence of these natural temping aspects, Slovakian tourism has flourished for the past 20 years. One of the recent mottos the country has adopted is Good idea, Slovakia!

The capital city is famous for its castles, towns, churches, historical sites and many more. If you ever find yourself in the midst of the Slovakian Republic, make sure to not miss visiting its capital city.

Consequently, the flourishing of tourism has also enabled diverse appearances of hotels and stays.  In addition to providing the classical and delicious Slovakian cuisine, the hospitality they render makes one feel homely.

There are quite a number of hotels situated in the most popular regions in Slovakia where you can take pleasure in eating the delicious food and simultaneously enjoying the beautiful view before you.

Some of the most popular hotels are Art Hotel William, Hotel Arcadia, Hotel Albrecht, and Marrol’s inn, rendering you spacious rooms, five-star services, and delicious food.

After being a puppet state of Germany, Slovakia finally became an independent country in July 1992.

Slovakian Mountain Ranges

The country of Slovakia is prominently known for its mountainous nature. Whilst the presence of these giant lovely highlands render the beauty that country so truly possesses, they have also shaped the geography of the region making it to be surreally landlocked.

Some of the high peaks of Slovakia are the Ftra-Tatra mountains, Slovak central mountains, and Slovak ore mountains.

The highest mountain ranges in the country are situated in the Carpathian mountains, with 29 peaks towering more than 8,250 ft (2,500 m).

Although the Tatra mountain range is vividly represented as one of the three hills on the coat of arms of Slovakia and happens to the highest mountain range in Slovakia.

The nine national parks in Slovakia occupy 6.5% of the total Slovak land surface.

Situated in the eastern part of the country Slovak paradise national park is a must-visit for anyone who likes the mythic greenery.

Slovak Republic

The Slovak republic before its independence in 1993, was part of the Czech rule. It controlled the majority of places in present-day Slovakia.

The Slovak Republic in 1942 was a client state of Germany succeeding the nature of World War II, some political changes took place. And the country was then ruled by communist-centric parties.

Only after the year 1993, Slovakia became liberalized, establishing itself as the official independent state, with its own set of government, constitution, and laws.

Slovakian Biodiversity

The rich landscapes and mountainous region of Slovakia contribute to its rich presence of diverse biological ecosystems. Which are unique to their own nature and characteristics.

There are over 251 species and 66 habitats protected under the law of the European Union.

With the existence of ubiquitous amalgamation of national parks and steep mountainous ranges, it acts as a home to a variety of flora and fauna. Birds like white storks, golden eagles, and common rosefinch are found commonly.

Brown bears, lynxes, and wolves can be observed in the forested mountains. Some of the other endangered species usually thrive in Slovakian forests, wetlands, and grasslands.

The country's wildlife foundations are currently in the midst of preserving and enhancing the living conditions of the species which are deemed to be invasive.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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