The highest statue of a horse in the world, measuring almost 9 meters in height and made of stainless steel is located in the Sport and Congress Center in Samorín-Cilistov.
The Celts started to settle the area of modern-day Slovakia in 450 BC. They created the first system of writing known as Biatec.
Slovakia is a member of the European Union and part of the Eurozone Currency.
Slovakia boasts the highest number of castles and chateaux per capita in the world.
The Slovak climate lies between the temperate and continental climate zones with relatively warm summers and cold, cloudy and humid winters.
After Austria, Slovakia has the largest natural freshwater supplies.
The Slovak Academy of Sciences has been the most important scientific and research institution in the country since 1953.
Kolárove has the longest bridge in Europe with a completely wooden structure. It is 85 meters long.
On March 29, 2004, Slovakia joined the political and military organization, NATO.
In 2019, Zuzana Čaputová became Slovakia’s first female president.
In 2018 the median age of the Slovak population was 41 years.
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, lies on the borders with Austria and Hungary. That makes it the only capital in the world bordering two countries.
More than six thousand caves have been discovered in Slovakia. 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.
The Estimated population of Slovakia is 5.45 million, as of 2020.
The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family.
Vehicle production comprises almost 50 per cent of Slovakia’s total industrial production.
The picturesque village of Čičmany in Northern Slovakia has a status of world’s first reservation of folk architecture.
World’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita.
Near the village Kremnické Bane in Slovakia, right next to the St. John Baptist Church, is located the geographical midpoint of Europe.
Slovakia has 9 national parks and 14 protected landscape areas.
The Tatra mountain range is represented as one of the three hills on the coat of arms of Slovakia.
Around 80 per cent of Slovakia lies more than 800 metres above sea level, and its crowning glory is the Tatras.
Slovakia, along with the three Baltic countries, has the highest death rate for heart diseases in the EU.
The old medieval town of Levoča is a home of the highest wooden altar in the world. This remarkable work was created by Master Paul.
In 2020, Slovakia was ranked by the International Monetary Fund as the 38th richest country in the world, with purchasing power parity per capita GDP of $38,321,
The most-watched sports in Slovakia are football, ice hockey and tennis.
The lowest located place in Slovakia is the Bodrok River, 94 m above sea level.
Slovakia has more than 1300 mineral springs.
Slovakia became a fully independent nation in 1993. It later joined the European Union in 2004.
The largest and deepest lake is the Wielki Staw Hińczowy.
Slovakia and Poland have the biggest households in the EU, with 3.1 people per household.
The oldest surviving human artefacts from Slovakia are found near Nové Mesto nad Váhom and are dated at 270,000 BCE, in the Early Paleolithic era.
The astronomical clock in Stara Bystrica is said to be the most accurate astronomical clock in the world. It is also the largest wooden statue in Slovakia.
Human rights in Slovakia are guaranteed by the Constitution of Slovakia from the year 1992 and by multiple international laws signed in Slovakia between 1948 and 2006.
The highest peak in Slovakia is Gerlach, 2655 m above sea level.
In Košice, the second of the oldest marathons in the world takes place annually.
The highest situated town in the country is Vysoké Tatry.
Košice also has the largest zoo in Central Europe.
Slovakia is a member of the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD, the WTO, CERN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the Visegrád Group.
The Shortest river is Slovakia is the Čierna voda.
Slovakia’s name, in theory, means the “Land of the Slavs”.
an adult Slovakian person smokes an average of 117 cigarettes a month.
The longest river in Slovakia is Vah, 403 km.
Štefan Banič, born in Smolenice, Slovakia, invented the first actively used parachute, patenting it in 1913.
About 90 per cent of Slovaks have secondary education, this is one of the best results in Europe.
Slovakia signed the Rio Convention on Biological Diversity on 19 May 1993 and became a party to the convention on 25 August 1994.
The highest temperature was measured in Komarno on July 5, 1950. The thermometer showed 39.8 °C.
The national alcohol is Borovička and TatraTea.
The Slavic tribes settled in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th century.