Slovakia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Summary:

Slovakia travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Slovakia.

Slovak Republic | Slovenská Republika

Slovakia is a smaller country in east-central Europe. It is bordered by Czechia and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south.

The capital and largest city is Bratislava. It is an independent country after the fairly recent dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993 into the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic (now Czechia).

Slovakia may be small and have less to see in terms of quantity than its neighbors, but the sites within are well worth a trip. From the alpine ranges of the High Tatras to the ruins of one of the largest castles in Europe, the Spiš Castle, Slovakia will not disappoint.

The capital city of Bratislava uniquely combines communist-era architecture with modern day construction and design, a metaphor for the country as a whole. The city is filled with many lovely street cafes, and has its own beautiful castles, such as Devin Castle and Bratislava Castle.

Related Read: A Guide to the Best Things to Do in Slovakia

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Slovakia Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Slovakia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Bratislava (& largest city)

Population: 5.5 million (2020 estimate)

Language(s): Slovak

President: Zuzana Čaputová

Prime Minister: Igor Matovič

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Area: 49,035 km2 (18,933 mi2)

Dialing Code: +421

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Slovakian (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Slovensko (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

ISO Country Code: SK

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