Slovakia Bratislava

  • The official name of Slovakia is the “Slovak Republic”
  • The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava, which is also the largest city in the country.
  • The most famous Americans of Rusyn origin is probably the pop-art artist Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987), whose parents emigrated from Mikova the north-eastern Slovakia.
  • Most tourists to the country comes from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
  • Ivan Bella was the first Slovak in space. He was part of a nine-day Russian-French-Slovak mission on the space station Mir in 1999.
  • Slovak is the official language in Vojvodina (northern Serbia on the territory).
  • Slovak uses more than 6 million speakers.
  • The Slovak Republic is located in Central Europe and covers the area 49 035 km ².
  • The boundaries of the Slovak Republic has a total length of 1,672 km.
  • Slovakia’s border with Austria is 106 km long, 252 km with the Czech Republic, and Poland 547 km, the shortest border with Ukraine is 98 km and the longest border with Hungary 669 km.



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