SLOVAKIA. Geographical situation Country place - in Europe east part. In north - boundary with Poland , in east - with Ukraine , in south - with Hungary , in west - with Czech Republic and Austria. Territory : 49 034 km2 Population : 5 379 455 Country State : Parliament Republi c
Country place - in Europe east part.
In north - boundary with Poland, in east - with Ukraine, in south - with Hungary, in west - with Czech Republic and Austria.
Territory: 49 034 km2 Population: 5 379 455 CountryState:Parliament Republic
Officiallanguage: SlovakianReligion:Catholics (60%), Protestants (8%)
Capital: Bratislava (452 288)Largest cities : Kosic, Nitre, Presov, Bansk Bistric, Lucenec
Mild continental, January medium temperature –2ºC.
In mountainareas snowdoesn’t melteven for 130 days.
Medium July temperature is +21ºC.
From 5 cBC. In present Slovakia the Slavs tribes lived.
In 833 Moravian princetook Nitre andestablishedLarge Moravia empire.
In 863Slovakiaturns toBaptism faith.
In 1018 Slovakia getsincorporated inHungaryandstays there for 900 years, though Slovakia east region belongs to Polandfrom1412to1772.
After2. Worldwar Slovakia andCzechunite, andCzechoslovakiawas formed. In Czechoslovakia the communism was the only political regime.
In 1989 Slovakians get free from communism.
In 1993independence from Slovakia Republic is proclaimed.
Today Slovakia isoneof the EUcountries.
In the country there aremorethan 1000 internationallevelhotels. Touristscanspend the nightin privateflats, guesthouses andcamps. In mountains there aremanysmallvillages with countryhouses. Inhealth resort there aremany and goodnight lodgings.
CountrycapitalisBratislava. It is famousforcastle-stronghold.
Michael tower, Michael gate, Freedomsquare, Hviezdoslav square,Roland fountain, Farmacy museum, Municipal museum u.c.
St. Martin’s Cathedral
Slovakia National Galery
Besenev – thermal pools, water temperature is +370C.
Gerlachovskij StitGerlachovsky Stit
is the highest Tatra topwithunusuallandscape, rock labyrinths, deepgrottos, stalactite caves, undergroundriversanddifferentkind of routsfor mountain tourists.
Lomnics spice is the secondhigher Tatratop (2632 m over the sea level). Take offfor mountainswith funicular, to the mountain pointshoulder.
Strebskoje plesois the place of High Tatra waterfalls, ice lakes with translucent water and trout.
Belansk underground caves – many kilometreslong passage labyrinths, ornamented by stalactites and stalagmites.
Dobisinsk ice cave - temperature in the hottest summer is -400C.
Orava castle isone offamous castles in the country– unbeatable 13 cstronghold.
Spis castlecomplex that was one from biggest castle complexesin middle Europe in middle ages.
Slovakia is rich with national parks –High Tatra national park, Low Tatra national park, Mala Fatra national park, Pienini national park.
National park “Slovenskij raj” – Hornad river, wonderful canyon, beautiful nature, waterfalls.
2000 - silver medal
2002 - gold medal
2003 - bronze medal
Results in 2005 games:
Slovakia 0-0 Russia
Slovakia 1-0 Estonia
Central Europe north part is typical with warm summers and cold winters. Such temperature change favours popular creamy meals rich with calories. Favourite meals are differently prepared potatoes, dumplings, soups and stews with meat.
Folk architecture example - wooden churches and brightly painted houses can be found all over the country.
Folk art works are woodcarving, weaving and glass painting that extent until today, especially in the country areas.
Music is an important element of Slovakian culture.
Slovakians have rich folk music, many famous European classical music composers used Slovakian folk music motives in their own work (for example, Bela Bartok).