MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SLOVAKIA.

Nestled in the heart of central Europe is the charming country of Slovakia. The Slovak Republic (Slovakia) is a landlocked country in central Europe. It is bordered by Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, and Czech Republic. Known for it’s medieval castles, stunning mountains, breath taking scenery, and picturesque countryside, Slovakia is a very beautiful country.

The country is a small country measuring just 49,035 kmยฒ in size. It is somewhat larger than half the size of Portugal. Ukraine is 12 times larger than Slovakia. The country has a fitting population of over 5.46 million people. The country is a top spot for mountain lovers, but the country has more than just mountains. Here are 8 most interesting facts about Slovakia;

Map of the world showing Slovakia

1. SLOVAKIA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASTLES AND CHATEAUX PER CAPITA.

Slovakia has 180 castles, and 425 chรขteaux spanning across the country for a population of just 5,465,654 people, making it the country with the highest number of castles and chรขteaux per capita. The most popular are the Devin castle, the Bojnice castle, and the Orava castle. The Spis castle, which is one of the largest castles in Europe, is a highlight of Slovak castles. Built in the 12th century, the castle is included UNESCO Heritage site lists.

The Bojnice castle
The Spis castle

2. THE COUNTRY HAS OVER 6000 CAVES.

The mountainous country of Slovakia is home to about 6,200 caves. These caves are an underground paradise. Each cave has it’s own unique feature, for example, the Ochtinska Aragonite Cave  is the only one aragonite cave located in Europe, and the Krasnohorska holds the Guinness Record for having the biggest Stalagmites in the world which is 32.6 meters high.

The Ochtinska Aragonite cave
The Krasnohorska

3. SLOVAKIA HAS OVER 1,300 MINERAL SPRINGS.

Slovakia not only has mountains, the country is blessed with over 1,300 mineral springs. Most of these springs have amazing healing effects, and are known all around Europe. You can enjoy a therapeutic spa in on of the country’s thermal spring. It will be an unforgettable experience. Plus, they are cheaper than in most countries.

4. BRATISLAVA IS THE ONLY CAPITAL IN THE WORLD BORDERING TWO COUNTRIES.

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, lies on the border between Austria and Hungary making it the only capital city in world bordering two countries. Bratislava is just 60 km away from Vienna, the capital of Austria. You could take a bus ride there.

Bratislava

5. IT MIGHT BE THE GEOGRAPHICAL MIDPOINT OD EUROPE.

Slovakia is one of the countries countries contesting for the title of the geographical midpoint of Europe. Slovak geographer believe that the town of Kremnica, Slovakia, is the geographical midpoint of Europe. However, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus, all have towns claiming this title. We can’t say for sure which of these countries are right.

6. HOME TO THE HIGHEST WOODEN ALTAR IN THE WORLD.

The medieval town of Levoca is the proud home of the highest wooden altar in the world. This eccentric piece of art was created by master Paul in 1517. The altar measures 18.62 meters in height, and it’s 6 m wide. What’s even more surprising is that the entire altar was built without the use of a single nail! It is located in St. James church in the center of Levoca. The entire town center is a UNESCO Heritage site.

7. WILD NATURALLY DIVERSITY

Slovakia, though small, is a very diverse country. In Slovakia, there are 11 323 known plant species and 25 351 known animal species; among them, 1 432 plant and 722 animal species are protected in Slovakia. The In Slovakia, there are 11 323 known plant species and 25 351 known animal species; among them, 1 432 plant and 722 animal species are protected in Slovakia. You can enjoy Slovakia’s naturally beauty by paying a visit to one of the country’s nine national parks.

8. SLOVAK WOMEN ARE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD.

Known for their beauty, graceful look, and elegance, Slovak women are one of the most beautiful women in the world. Long straight legs, soft curly hair, well-shaped lips, clear and flawless skin, are just some of the traits Slovak women are endowed with.

What fact about Slovakia did you find most interesting? What other facts do you know about Slovakia? Please share in the comment section.

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10 thoughts on “MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SLOVAKIA.

      1. I haven’t traveled to very many but I love history, and in Cozumel Mexico I got to spend some time with Mayan ruins and it was wonderful. Someday, I’d like to go to other parts of the world. There is so much to explore.

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