The Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovensko, long form Slovenská republika) or shortly Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over 5 million and an area of about 49,000km2. Slovakian neighbouring countries are the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is its capital, Bratislava. The second largest city is Košice – this city is also the most beautiful city in Slovakia.
Slovakia is a member state of NATO, UN, OECD, WTO, UNESCO and other international organizations and joined European union in 2004. They have replaced their currency Slovak crown with Euro in January 2009.
The traditional products of Slovakia:
Bryndza – sheep’s-milk cheese that is used mainly for the traditional meal Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep’s-milk cheese).
Tokaj wine – the sweet white wine
Main tourist destinations are the highest mountain range in Slovakia – High Tatras National Park and the national park in the heart of Slovakia – Slovak Paradise National Park. The country’s major rivers are the Danube and Vah. The High Tatras National Park has over 90 lakes. There are 12 major caves in Slovakia that you can visit.
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