Slovakia is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is surrounded by Czechia and Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, and Austria to the west.

Country Profile

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The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava, located in the southwest of the country, at the foot of the Little Carpathians mountain range.

The Little Carpathians are a subrange of the Carpathian Mountains, which cover most of the country. The highest point in Slovakia is Gerlach Peak β€” the highest mountain in the Carpathians. In addition to mountains, much of Slovakia is covered in forests. The Danube β€” Europe’s second-longest river β€” forms part of the border between Slovakia and Hungary.

Slovakia’s climate is continental, with warm, dry summers and cold winters with snowfall common. The weather is warmest in the country’s south, while the northern mountains are the coldest regions. Winters in Slovakia can be extremely cold, with strong, northeasterly winds known as β€œBora” blowing across the country and heavy snowfall and snowstorms in the mountains. Summers are mostly dry, although heavy thunderstorms are possible, especially in the mountain regions.

Slovakia operates under a parliamentary democracy, with a President elected as the head of the state and a Prime Minister appointed by the President. Besides appointing the Prime Minister, the President’s powers are limited, with most executive power lying with the Prime Minister. The President appoints the other cabinet members on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

Slovakia: Stats and Facts

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