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 Nationality: noun: Slovak(s) 
adjective: Slovak
 Ethnic groups: Slovak 85.7%, Hungarian 10.7%, Gypsy 1.5% (the 1992 census figures underreport the Gypsy/Romany community, which could reach 500,000 or more), Czech 1%, Ruthenian 0.3%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.1%, Polish 0.1%, other 0.3%
 Religions: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%
 Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian
 Country name: conventional long form : Slovak Republic 
conventional short form: Slovakia 
local long form: Slovenska Republika 
local short form: Slovensko
 Administrative divisions: 4 departments (kraje, singular - kraj) Bratislava, Zapadoslovensky, Stredoslovensky, Vychodoslovensky

Note: an article in the Slovakian press mentions there are 8 departments named Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Kosice, Nitra, Presov, Trnava, Trencin, and Zilina

 Flag: Description: three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red superimposed with the Slovak cross in a shield centered on the hoist side; the cross is white centered on a background of red and blue
 Area comparative: about twice the size of New Hampshire

Geography A substantial part of Slovakia is covered with mountains belonging to Western-Carpathian Bow. Mountains create several parallel stripes, divided by valleys, where rivers (river Vah in the valley of Povazie, Hron in Pohronie) run.

The outer stripe is created by lower mountains, covered with forests: Biele Karpaty, Javorniky, Nizke Beskydy. The inner part is created by lower Male Karpaty, Strazovske vrchy, Velka Fatra, Mala Fatra and higher parts of Nizke Tatry and Vysoke Tatry (Low and High Tatra) with highest peak of Carpathian Bow - Gerlachovsky stit (2655 m). Three low lands are located in the southern part of Slovakia: Zahorska (Borska) nizina and Podunajska nizina in the west and Vychodoslovenska nizina in the east. South-western border of the country is formed by Danube river.

Last Updated: Octoberber 17, 2006

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