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Slovakia Geography 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Slovakia Geography 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Location:
Central Europe, south of Poland

Geographic coordinates:
48 40 N, 19 30 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 49,035 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 48,105 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 930 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 131

Area - comparative:
about one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire


Area comparison map:Area comparison map

about one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire

Land boundaries:
total: 1,611 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (5): Austria 105 km, Czech Republic 241 km, Hungary 627 km, Poland 541 km, Ukraine 97 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
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Terrain:
rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south

Elevation:
mean elevation: 458 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m

Natural resources:
lignite, small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 40.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 28.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 10.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 40.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 19.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use country ranks ]
[see also: Land use country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
869 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country; slightly larger concentration in the west in proximity to the Czech border

Natural hazards:
flooding

Environment - current issues:
air pollution and acid rain present human health risks and damage forests; land erosion caused by agricultural and mining practices; water pollution

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; most of the country is rugged and mountainous; the Tatra Mountains in the north are interspersed with many scenic lakes and valleys


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Slovakia on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovakia Geography 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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