SLOVAKIA - The Heart of Europe
The Slovak Republic (short form: Slovakia/Slovensko, long form Slovenská republika) is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of five and half a 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, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO among others. The official language is Slovak, which belongs to the Slavic language family.
Slovakia is a small but picturesque country. Its treasures and beauties may not be known to everybody. However, the tour to this country can surprise you with marvellous sights and fascinating nature. You should not miss it when planning your tour package to Central Europe.
The Slovak language belongs to the Slavic group of languages. It is not the easiest, however don't let this deter you from learning at least something. Any inclination to try to order or do anything in Slovak will be met with much support!
Some key phrases are highlighted below:
Dobry Den - Good Morning / Afternoon
Dovidenia - Good Bye
Prosim si jeden pohar a piva/vina - Please may I have one glass of beer/wine
Dakujem - Thank you
Nech sa paci - Here you are
Dobru Noc - Good Night
Este jeden, prosim.../Please may I have one more....
SLOVAK UNESCO SITES
- Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
- Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
- Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
- Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
- Fujara - the List of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST