Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Slovakia: The Heart of The Europe

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a country in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres. Slovakia is bordered by 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 the capital, Bratislava. Slovakia is a member of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD and the WTO. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family.

The Slavs arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries. In the 7th century, they played a significant role in the creation of Samo's Empire and in the 9th century established the Principality of Nitra. In the 10th century, the territory of today's Slovakia was integrated into the Kingdom of Hungary,[10] which itself became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Habsburg Empire. After World War I and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Slovaks and Czechs established Czechoslovakia. A separate Slovak Republic (1939–1945) existed in World War II as a client state of Nazi Germany. In 1945, Czechoslovakia was reestablished. Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The currency is Euro (€)(EUR).

Some interesting facts are:
1. It is situated exactly in the heart of Europe.

2. More than six thousand caves have been discovered in Slovakia so far! Ochtinska Aragonite Cave  is the only one aragonite cave located in Europe and a huge 34 m high sinter column in Krasnohorska cave is even listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

3. The biggest cave complex is Demänovská jaskyňa in Low Tatras.

4. The picturesque village of Čičmany in Northern Slovakia has a status of world’s first reservation of folk architecture.

5. The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, lies on the borders with Austria and Hungary. That makes the city the only one capital in the world that borders two independent countries.

6. The Danube, the longest river in Europe, runs through Slovakia over 22 km.

7. Sweet wine is the favorite beverage of the Slovakians.

8. Old medieval town of Levoča is a home of the highest wooden altar in the world. It is located in Church of St. James right in the historical centre of Levoča. 18,6 m high and 6 m wide altar was made without the use of a single nail!

9. The biggest volcanic lake is Morské oko (The Sea Eye).

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Some beautiful places are:

For tourism details visit: @SolvakTB @SlovakiaTour

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