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  • 1. The Slovak Republicshort form: Slovakia
  • 2. Flag of Slovakia
  • 3. Slovakia is a landlocked state in Central Europe It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi). 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 state of the European Union and NATO. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family.
  • 4. Bratislavais the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 462,603, also thecountrys largest city. Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government
  • 5. TATRY MOUNTAIN RESORTS is the biggest subject in tourism area in Slovakia, whichowns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels in area of Low and High Tatras
  • 6. Spissky Castleis the largest fortified castle in Central Europe
  • 7. Cachtice castleThe real inspiration for Dracula lived in Cachtice castle in Slovakia – and SHE was a woman!
  • 8. Slovakia has more forests than any other European country/region, outside of Scandinavia
  • 9. MasopustMasopust which means «good-bye to meat» has always been among the most colorful and enthusiastic folklore events of the year.
  • 10. National Slovak Foodis bryndzové halušky (sheep cheese gnocchi)
  • 11. Traditional Christmas MealCabbage Soup (Kapustnica)
  • 12. Fried FishFried Fish is part of the Christmas Dinner in most of Slovak families. It is easy to prepare and very tasty.
  • 13. Žemľovka Sweet pudding Žemľovka is a sweet pudding made from apples and white bread steeped in sweetened milk or eggs.Instead of apples, pears can be used, too.
  • 14. Famous people from Slovakia Paul Newman starred in the such films like«MacKintosh Man», «Message in a Bottle» etc.
  • 15. Angelina Jolie starred in the such films like«Lara Croft: Tomb Raider», «Mr. & Mrs. Smith», «Beowulf»
  • 16. Lucia Poppwas a notable Slovak operatic soprano.
  • 17. Stefan Banic, a Slovak inventor, constructed aprototype of a parachute in 1913 and tested it in Washington D.C.
  • 18. Tourism in Slovakia is becoming key industry.Slovak Republic has beautiful cities, charmingcastles, majestic mountains, mystic caves and wonderful spas.