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SLOVAKIA. The country I come from. Location of Slovakia. Brief Facts about Slovakia. Area: 49,036 sq km = 18,993 sq mi (Indiana: 94,328 sq km = 36,420 sq mi) Population: 5,423,567 (July 2004) Distribution: 57% urban, 43% rural

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Slovakia

SLOVAKIA

The country I come from


Location of slovakia

Location of Slovakia


Brief facts about slovakia

Brief FactsaboutSlovakia

  • Area: 49,036 sq km = 18,993 sq mi

    (Indiana: 94,328 sq km = 36,420 sq mi)

  • Population: 5,423,567 (July 2004)

  • Distribution: 57% urban, 43% rural

  • Border countries: Austria, Czech republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine

  • Geography: Most of the country is mountainous, southern parts are flat

  • Government type: parliamentary democracy

  • Official language: Slovak

  • Religion: Roman Catholic (68.9%), Protestant (9.1%), Greek-Catholic (4.1%), Jewish (0.04%), Atheist (13%), unknown (3%)

  • GDP per capita: $13,300 (2003 est.)

  • Member country of OECD, NATO and the EU


Brief history of slovakia

Brief History of Slovakia

  • 7th-8th C - Great Moravia

  • 1000 – Hungarian Kingdom

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire

  • 1918 – formation of Czechoslovakia

  • 1948 – fall under communist regime

  • 1989 – collapse of communism

  • January 1, 1993 – break up of the federation and formation of Slovak Republic


The tatra mountains

The Tatra Mountains

  • Located in the North of the country, on the border with Poland

  • Attracts lots of tourists

  • Climate: Long winters and short summers, in most places snow cover lasts for 7-8 months

  • Highest mountain

    • Gerlachovsky stit, altitude: 8710 feet


B ratislava the capital

Bratislava – the capital

  • Located on the Danube River, in the South-west of Slovakia, 34 Miles from Vienna

  • Population of 450,000

  • Old historic centre includes the castle from 9th century, many palaces and museums

  • Cultural and economic center of the country


Senica my home city

Senica – My Home City

  • Located in the western part of the country

  • County center

  • Population: 20,000

  • Town privileges: 1396

  • Rapid development and population growth in 20th century


Martin my second home

Martin – My Second Home

  • Located in the northern, mountainous part of the country

  • Distance of 125 miles from my home

  • Population of 60,000

  • Town privileges: 1340

  • In 19th Century it was the cultural center of the Slovak nation, important artists, writers, and educational institutions concentrated here

  • Slovak National Library


Gbas my school

GBAS – My School

The Bilingual English-Slovak Grammar School Sucany

  • Located in the village of Sucany, close to the city of Martin

  • Founded in 1991 by the British Council

  • Combination of British and Slovak school systems

  • Around 350 students

  • 5-year high school

  • The students are accepted to the school according to the results on the entrance exams

  • Every year 90-100% of the graduates go to a college

  • Cambridge Examination Centre


My sponsor rotary club

My sponsor Rotary Club

  • Rotary Club of Zilina

    • Founded in 1995

    • Almost 30 members

    • Youth exchange: 12 outbound and 9 inbound students this year

    • Located in the city of Zilina, northern Slovakia

  • District 2240(Czech Republic and Slovakia)

    • Rotary activities were renewed in the area after 1989 as a part of District 1920 (Austria)

    • Formed in 1999

    • Around 50 clubs


Prepared by ivan polak

USEFUL LINKS

www.slovakia.org

www.slovensko.com

www.rotary-zilina.sk

Prepared by: Ivan Polak

November 2004


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