Tourist Travel Information about Slovakia
Slovakia is a treasure trove of natural sites and Slovaks are a friendly, hospitable and peaceful people. It is located in central Europe, bordering with Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria. Slovakia is an accessible land that benefits from being in the heart of Central Europe. Many Americans tend to stay in Bratislava due to its proximity to Vienna and its position between Budapest and Prague.
Slovakia is a country of fascinating old cities, quaint villages and rugged beauty, with highly scenic central and eastern regions. Much of the central and northern parts of the country are rugged and mountainous due to the Carpathian Mountains, of which the Tatra, Fatra, and Beskid ranges are a part of. In the south, the Danubian Lowland is a flat, fertile and green region bordering the Danube River. Adventurous American tourists should surely check out Tatras, where they will encounter an array of cities, castles and national parks along the way.
Slovakia is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with a very high Human Development Index, and a very high standard of living. Citizens of Slovakia are provided with universal healthcare, free education and one of the longest paid maternity leave in the OECD.
Slovakia is the world’s largest per-capita car producer with a total of 1,040,000 cars manufactured in the country in 2016 alone and the 7th largest car producer in the European Union. The car industry represents 43% of Slovakia’s industrial output and a quarter of its exports.