Travel Information for Slovakia
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Slovak
Other languages:Hungarian, Czech, Roma, Ukrainian
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.skInternational Dialling Code:    421

For help planning your trip to Slovakia including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Slovakia trip planning page.

Further information on Slovakia

Discover more about Slovakia - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of slovakia

Total area: 48,845 sq km (45 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Austria (91km), Czech Republic (197km), Hungary (676km), Poland (420km), Ukraine (90km)

Highest mountain: Gerlachovsky Stit (2,655m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Slovakia from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 45/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 50/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 14/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 54/174
Overall Ranking:    35/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Slovak Republic     Status: Independent Country

Population: 5,443,583 (rank: 115/196)     Density: 111.4 people/sq km (rank: 73/196)

Ethnic groups: Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)

GDP (PPP): $133.4 billion       GDP per capita: $24,700 (rank: 44/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.