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Slovakia

Slovenská Republika (Slovak Republic)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Bratislava

  • Population estimate, 2015: 5.43 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 25,845

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.844/35

  • Internet domain extension: .sk

Civil Aviation

The main international airport is at Bratislava (M. R. Stefánik), which handled 1,413,193 passengers in 2012 and 22,565 tonnes of freight. There are also some international flights from Košice. Slovak Airlines (formerly the Slovak flag carrier) ceased operations in Feb. 2007, as did Air Slovakia in March 2010. SkyEurope (central Europe’s first low-cost airline), which operated domestic services and also flew to a number of destinations in Europe, ceased operations in Sept. 2009. Danube Wings, launched in 2008, ceased operations in Dec. 2013.

Climate

A humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is generally greater in summer, with thunderstorms. Autumn, with dry, clear weather and spring, which is damp, are each of short duration. Bratislava, Jan. –0.7 °C. June 19.1 °C. Annual...

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