Capital: Bratislava

Population: 5,432,931 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: Slovak

Unofficial Languages: Hungarian, Roma, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Slovak, Hungarian, Roma (Gypsy), and others

Largest Cities: Bratislava, Kosice, Presov, Nitra

Main Sport: Football, Ice Hockey

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Day of the Victory over Fascism (May 8)

St Cyril and Methodius Day (July 5)

Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (August 29)

Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic (September 1)

Day of Our Lady of Sorrows – Patron Saint of Slovakia (September 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (November 17)

Christmas Day (December 24-25)

St Stephens Day (December 26)