What is something really interesting about Slovakia?
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- NicoleLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Interesting Facts About Slovakia
Slovakia was apart of the ‘Kingdom of Hungary’ from 1000 AD to 1919 AD. Slovakia separated from Hungary after World War I.
Slovakia has cold, humid and very cloudy winters.
The official language of Slovakia is Slovak.
The average Slovakian woman has 1.33 children in her lifetime. This is one of the lowest rates in Europe.
The Slovak constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Most Slovakians are Roman Catholics (68.9%), although church attendance in the country is quite low.
Slovakia is split into 8 regions (or counties)
The unemployment rate was very high in 1999 (19.2%) but decreased to just 7.51% in October 2008.
Slovakia adopted the euro as their national currency on 1 January 2009.
In 2008, the Slovakian economy became strong enough for the government to start providing aid to poorer nations.
Most tourists to the country come from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
Ivan Bella was the first Slovakian in space. He was apart of a nine day Russian-French-Slovak mission on the space station Mir in 1999.
Pork is a very popular meat in Slovakia.
Slovakians enjoy drinking sweet wine
- Brian ALv 58 years ago
The Bratislava airport is named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, whose aircraft crashed near Bratislava in 1919. Ironicly, there is also a Stefanik Memorial in Cleveland, Ohio.
- John PLv 78 years ago
It used to be the eastern half of Czechoslovakia. Before that it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.