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: 5,459,000 (2020E—World Bank); 5,440,602 (2020E—U.S. Census).
Major Urban Centers (2019E—UN): BRATISLAVA (424,000), Košice (237,000), Presov (95,000).
Official Language: Slovak.
Monetary Unit: Euro (market rate September 30, 2020: 0.85 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: Zuzana ČAPUTOVÁ (ind., formerly Progressive Slovakia); popularly elected in runoff balloting on March 30, 2019, and inaugurated on June 15 for a ...