Slovakia: population, cities
Countryaah website, Slovakia has a total of about 5.4 million residents.
Approx. 4,615,000 Slovaks, approx. 521,000 Hungarians, approx. 90,000
Roma, approx. 44,600 Czechs, approx. 24,000 Rhutians, approx. 11,000 Ukrainians,
approx. 5,400 Carpathian Germans, approx. 2,600 Poles, approx. 2,300 Moravia and
approx. 900 Croats.
affiliation Approx. 68.9% belong to the Roman Catholic Church, approx.
10.1% are Protestant, approx. 4.1% are Greek Catholics, approx. 0.7% are
Orthodox and approx. 2.3% are belong to other religions.
The national language of Slovakia is Slovak. Minority languages
include Hungarian and Czech.
Capital and other cities
The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava (Pressburg) with a
population of approx. 413,200.
- Košice with around 235,000 residents
- Prešov with around 92,000 residents,
- Nitra with around 86,000 residents,
- Žilina with around 85,000 residents.
Slovakia: geography, map
Defined by DigoPaul, Slovakia covers an area of 49,034 km². Thereof:
Around 41% of the country is forested.
- Meadow and pasture land
Around 17% of the land is used as meadow or pasture land.
- Fields and fields
Around 31% of the land is used as arable land or fields, especially for
growing grain, rapeseed and sugar beet.
The Slovakia with the following five states have a common border:
- Austria with a length of around 91 km,
- Poland with a length of around 444 km,
- Czech Republic with a length of around 215 km,
- Hungary with a length of around 515 km,
- Ukraine with a length of around 90 km.
Longitude and latitude
Slovakia extends over the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ)
and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from around 47º to 49º south.
Δλ = from around 17º to 23º east
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
Central European Time (CET) applies in Slovakia.
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Bratislava
Bratislava lies at a northern latitude of around φ = 48 °.
If the sun, or its image point, is at the northern tropic, i.e. at δ = 23.5 °,
summer begins in Bratislava, this is June 21. Then, for the highest position of
the sun at noon, according to Eq. 1 (see position of the sun):
48 ° = (90 ° - h) + 23.5 °
At 65.5 °, the sun in Bratislava has the highest level of the entire year
above the horizon (more precisely: above the horizon).
Mountains, Gerlsdorfer Spitze
The Tatras is a mountain range in the Carpathian
Mountains. The majority is in Slovakia, a small part is in Poland. In addition,
the mountain ranges Small Carpathians, White
Carpathians, West Beskids with Dukla and Jablunka
passes, the Slovak Ore Mountains and
the Slovak Mountains belong to the mountains
The highest mountain in the country is the Gerlach also called Gerlsdorfer
Spitze with a height of 2,654 m.
Other high mountains are:
- Dumbier with a height of 2,043 m.
- Zlatý stôl with a height of 1,322 m.
- Stolica with a height of 1,476 m.
The longest river in the country is the Waag (Váh) with a length of around 400
- Danube with a length of around 170 km in Slovakia.
- Morava (March) with a length of around 114 km in
- Nitra (Neutra) with a length of around 197 km
- Hron (Gran) with a length of around 298 km.
The country includes some reservoirs. The largest lake is the Orava with an area
of about 35 km².