The landlocked sovereign country of Slovakia covers an area of 49,035 km2(18,933 sq mi) in Central Europe. As observed on the physical map of Slovakia, the country has a highly mountainous topography.
Heavily-forested, the rugged Ore Mountains and Tatra Mountains dominate the central regions of Slovakia, while the Carpathian Mountains cover its northern borders with the Czech Republic and Poland.
The tallest peaks are in the Tatra Mountains. The highest point is Gerlach Peak, rising to 8,743 ft. (2,665m). Its position has been marked on the map.
The mountains slope into the fertile lowlands of the Danube River plain as well as to its southeastern border with the Ukraine.
Significant rivers include the Danube, Morava, Hron, Hornad and Vah. The Hron is a 298 km long tributary of the Danube and the second longest river in Slovakia. Its basin covers approximately 11% of Slovakia's territory.
The lowest point of Slovakia lies near a place where the Bodrog River crosses the border with Hungary, at 308 ft (94m) above sea level. A yellow inverted triangle marks the position of the lowest point on the map.
Slovakia is rich in small natural lakes, as well as reservoirs that were built in order to store water to prevent flooding or to generate electricity.
And Slovakia is the only European country outside of Scandinavia to have a geyser. Located near Kosice, the geyser shoots 1,056 gallons of water 98 feet into the air for 20 minutes once every 32-34 hours.
Slovakia (officially, the Slovak Republic) is divided into 8 regions (kraje, sing. kraj). In alphabetical order, these regions are: Banskobystricky (Banska Bystrica), Bratislavsky (Bratislava), Kosicky (Kosice), Nitriansky (Nitra), Presovsky (Presov), Trenciansky (Trencin), Trnavsky (Trnava) and Zilinsky (Zilina). The regions (kraj) are further subdivided into 79 districts (okresy).
Located in the south western part of the country, Bratislava is the national capital and the largest city of Slovakia. Its strategic location at the borders of Austria and Hungary makes it the only national capital that borders two other sovereign Nations. Bratislava is the cultural, administrative and economic center of Slovakia. Kosice is the 2nd largest city of Slovakia.
Slovakia is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Europe. It is positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Slovakia is bordered by 5 Nations: by Poland in the north; Hungary in the south; Ukraine in the east; Austria in the southwest and Czech Republic in the west.
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|Legal Name||Slovak Republic|
|48 09 N, 17 07 E|
|Total Area||49,035.00 km2|
|Land Area||48,105.00 km2|
|Water Area||930.00 km2|
|GDP Per Capita||$19,329.10|
This page was last updated on February 24, 2021