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Slovakia
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Bratislava
Area 49,035 sq km
Population 5,488,339 (July 2013 est.)
Language Slovak
Religion Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)
GDP $ 17,782 (2011)
GNI $ 22,300 (2011)
SGI 5.48 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 46 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Folk wooden architecture, Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Brutalist Architecture
Literature Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Martin Kukučín
Music Rom-pop; Jan Cikker, Eugen Suchon, Alexander Moyzes, Jan Levoslav Bella, Peter Lipa, Marian Varga, Elán, Modus, Tublatanka, TEAM, Dežo Ursiny, The Bridgeheads, Horkýže Slíže
Painting Janko Alexy, Ludovit Fulla, Mikulas Galanda, Martin Benka, Miloš Alexander Bazovský
Cuisine Bryndzové Halušky (potatoe dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon), Kapustnica (sauerkraut soup), Jaternice (blood pork sausage), Lokse (potato pancake), Treska v majoneze (cod and vegetables salad). Delicacies: Bryndza cheese, Klobasa (pork sausage), Parené buchty (sweet dumplings)
Drinks Žinčica (sheep milk whey drink), white and sweet wines, pilsener beer, Slivovica (plum hard liquor), Borovicka (juniper berries liquor), Kofola (Slovak cola)
Consumption 13.33 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Ice Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Whitewater slalom
europoint On Slovakia
24 May 2014

BratislavaBratislava Castle and the Danube River source: © EU 2013

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