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General


Population: 5,443,583 (2014), 5,488,339 (2013)
Land Area: 48,845 sq km
Natural Resources: Brown coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, manganese ore, salt, arable land
Capital: Bratislava
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Andrej Kiska (June 15th 2014)
Head of Government: Robert Fico (April 4th 2012)
Languages: Slovak, Hungarian, Roma, Ukrainian
Currency: Slovak Koruna (SKK)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 83.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, Other and Unspecified 3.2%, None 13%
Major Ethnicities: Slovak 85.8%, Hungarian 9.7%, Roma 1.7%, Ruthenian 1%, Other and Unspecified 1.8%
Life Expectancy: 76.69 years (2014), 76.24 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 96.96 billion (2013), 91.92 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 133.4 billion (2013), 134.1 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 24,700 (2013), 24,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.8% (2013), 2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.1%, Industry 30.8%, Services 47% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 3.5%, Industry 27%, Services 69.4% (2009)
Industries: Metal and metal products, food and beverages, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals and manmade fibers, machinery, paper and printing, earthenware and ceramics, transport vehicles, textiles, electrical and optical apparatus, rubber products
Agriculture Products: Grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products
Human Development Index: 0.840 (37th)(2014), 0.840 (35th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 932 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 14.4% (2013), 13.6% (2012)

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Army Size: 20 195 (2004)
Budget: 1.87% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Slovakia is located in Central Europe. Slovakia is bordered by Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. Slovakia's economy has a very high growth rate, Slovakia is almost completely transformed to a market economy from a centrally planned economy. The economy is well diversified and promises to keep growing steadily with the coming of new foreign investments.

(2014) Although growth cooled in 2013, it is expected to pick up again in 2014 as other economies within the European Union continue to recover.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Slovakia
Wikipedia: Slovakia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SVK.html

Updated on: December 23rd, 2014