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Slovak RepublicSlovenská Republika
Political Status: Slovak Republic proclaimed upon separation of the constituent components of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (see article on Czech Republic) on January 1, 1993.
Area: 18,933 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km).
Population: 5,431,000 (2018E—World Bank); 5,445,040 (2018E—U.S. Census).
Major Urban Centers (2017E—UN): BRATISLAVA (429,564), Košice (240,433).
Official Language: Slovak.
Monetary Unit: Euro (market rate October 19, 2018: 0.87 euro = $1US). The monetary unit was the koruna until Slovakia adopted the euro on January 1, 2009, at an exchange rate of 30.1260 koruny = 1 euro. (The official rate of the koruna on December 31, 2008, was 21.45 koruny = $1US.)
President: Andrej KISKA (ind.); popularly elected in runoff balloting on March 29, 2014, and inaugurated on June 15 for a five-year term, succeeding Ivan GAŠPAROVIČ ...