Slovakia – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of  Slovakia

Nationality
       
noun: Slovak(s)

        adjective: Slovak  

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Area
       
total: 48,845 sq km 

        land: 48,800 sq km 
        water: 45 sq km  

Population: 5,431,363 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
       
Slovak 85.8%

        Hungarian 9.7%
        Roma 1.7%
        Ruthenian/Ukrainian 1%
        other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census): 

Capital: Bratislava, population – 450,000

Largest Cities
       
Koshice – 240,000
        Presov – 9,000
        Nitra – 90,000
        Jilina – 87,000
        Banska Bistricav – 85,000 

Official Language
       
Slovak (official) 83.9%

        Hungarian 10.7%
        Roma 1.8%
        Ukrainian 1%
        other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census) 

Religion
       
Roman Catholic 68.9%

        Protestant 10.8%
        Greek Catholic 4.1%
        other or unspecified 3.2%
        none 13% (2001 census) 

Political system: parliamentary democracy 

GDP: purchasing power parity – $78.89 billion 

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $14,500 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 5.3%

GDP – composition by sector
       
agriculture: 3.5% 

        industry: 30.1% 
        services: 66.4% (2004 est.) : 

Inflation: 7.5 %

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