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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

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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