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[Slovakija; Slovak Republic] :
general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Slovensko
country code ISO: SK //; - FIPS: LO
location: East Central Europe
time zone: +1 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 49035 sq.km = 18933 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 49°36'52" N / South: 47°43'54" N / East: 22°34'04" E / West: 16°50'05" E
borders (land): Czech Rep. 251,8 km; Hungary 668,6 ; Poland 547,1 ; Austria 106,0 ; Ukraine 98,5; total: 1672
borders (coastline): none
climate: mild continental, with variations depending on altitude
Government
independent since: 1993-01-01
type of government: republic
capital: Bratislava
administrative division: kraj / oblast (8)
Population
population according to the last two censuses: (1991): 5268,935 /-; (2001): 5379,455
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 5407,956; or: 5402,000
population density: 110 per sq.km = 285 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,3% //; - doubling time: nearly 100 years
birth rate: 10 - 14 per 1000
death rate: 9 - 11 per 1000
fertility rate: 1,4 children per female
maternal mortality: 10 per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 12 per 1000
life expectancy: 74 years (male: 70; female: 78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 23% //; - 15-59 years: 60% //; - 60+ years: 17%
urbanisation: 57% //; - urbanisation growth: 2%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 25%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Slovak 85,8%; Hungarian 9,7%; Roma 1,7%; Czech 0,8%; Ruthenian 0,4%; Polish 0,1%; German 0,1%
languages: Slovak (official); Hungarian
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 60,4%; Protestant 6,1%; nonreligious 9,6%; Orthodox 5%; other 19%
Health
daily food intake: 2953 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 265
people per hospital bed: 89
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 92%
school enrolment: secondary education: 43%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 16%
adult literacy: 99% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Koruna = 100 haleru
annual inflation rate: 11%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2950 per capita
GNI USD 3700 per capita //; - [ppp: 11040]
GDP growth: 2%
income: USD per capita
import: USD 6611 per capita //; - export: USD 6690 per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or 129% of GDP
trade partners: CIS-countries (mainly RU) PL HU DE AT
human development index: 0,831 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 35
female labour force: 48%
unemployment: 18%
tourism: 1 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 35% //; - grass land: 15% //; - wooded area: 40% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 13% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 8%
agricultural products: timber, grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruits
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 700 / goats: 50 / horses: 10 / pigs: 1600 / poultry: 12700 / sheep: 340
fish catch: 1400 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 49% //; - part of industry in GDP: 56%
industrial products: vehicles, glass, footwear, textiles, ceramics, metal products, chemicals, food & beverages
mining products: coal, lignite, natural gas & oil, antimony, copper, iron, mercury, zinc
CO2 emission per capita: 7,1
services: labour force: 37% //; - part of services in GDP: 36%
energy use (kg per capita): 3335
electricity use (per capita): 4216
annual water use (per capita): 337
Traffic, communication
road network: 17737 km //; - of which paved: 87% //; - of which are motorways: 191 km
vehicles: 230 per 1000
railways: 3665 km //; - railways passenger/km: 4202
navigable inland waterways: 172 km
ownership telephone: 208 - 307 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 118 - 580 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 216 - 487 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 256 per 1000
persons per post office: 3100
personal computers: 137 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Tatra (Gerlachovka) 2655 m, Dumbier 2043
lowest point: 94 m above sea level where the river Bodrog is leaving the country
lakes (natural): Vel'ké Hincovo 20 ha
lakes (artificial reservoirs): several small artificial lakes
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Dunaj (Danube), Váh 378 km
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: Kmet'ov 90 m
caves: longest system: Demänovské 30 km / deepest: Starý hrad 432 m
islands: none // deserts: none
other natural features: highest extinct volcano: Pol'ana 1458 m
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
On 1993-01-01 this country has been peacefully split off from Czechoslovakia; >
> some data are from this combinated country as new ones were not available
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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