National Symbols of Slovakia

Last updated on May 15th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Slovakia or the Slovak Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe with its neighbors Ukraine in the east, Poland in the north, Hungary in the south, Austria in the southwest, and Czechia in the northwest. The capital city is Bratislava which is located in the center of the country. The ethnicity is Slovak dominant with some Hungarian and Romans, who are mostly Christians. The currency used is Euro as Slovakia is a part of the European Union. The country code is +421, and the official domain is “.sk.”

Slovak astronomer and general Milan Stefanik is the founder of the country who helped immensely in the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1919. On the other hand, the Slovakian national hero is Juraj Jánošík, the Slovak highwayman. He was the main character of many Slovak novels, poems, and films as he was the Slovakian Robin Hood, stealing from nobles and giving to the poor. The day Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the 1st of January 1993, is celebrated as the national day. The Slovakian coat of arms consists of the national colors red, blue, and white, along with a double-barred cross surmounting three peaks. The flag also has the emblem on the left-hand side with white, blue, and red horizontal bands from top to bottom.

Slovakian national animals are the brown bear and the golden eagle, while the national plants are roses and oak trees. Potato dumpling is the national dish, while Tatratea is the national drink, a tea-based herbal alcoholic beverage. Kroje is the national dress of Czechs and Slovakians with tying shawls and kerchiefs on the head from the Gothic era, fine pleats and gathered lace collars from the Renaissance era, bell-shaped skirts to delicate Slavic patterns from the Baroque era.

The Slovak poet, dramatist, and translator Pavel Országh Hviezdoslav is the national poet of the country. The folkloric instrument is the shepherd’s overtone fipple flute called Fujara. On the other hand, the national dance is called Čamostosk Karičky. The Slovak national park is the national monument, while Slavin is the national mausoleum. Ice Hockey is considered the national sport, yet football is the most-watched sport in the country. The mythical creature is called Baba Yaga, which is a deformed or ferocious-looking older woman. Lastly, Slovak Airlines is the national airline of the country.

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Country information

Former name(s) Slovak Socialist Republic
Official name(s) Slovak Republic
Alternative name(s) Slovak Republic (official, English), Slovensko (common, Slovak)
Regional location Central Europe, south of Poland
Country name etymology From the Slavic "Slavs". The origin of the word Slav itself remains uncertain
Climate Temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Terrain Rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south
Population 5,459,642
National Day 1 Jan 1993
Language(s) Slovak
Religion Christianity
Country code +421
Literacy rate 98%
Currency Euro
Capital city Bratislava
Domain(TLD) .sk
Ethnicity Slovaks, Hungarians, and Roma
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Slovak
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 49,035 km² (18,933 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (CET)
Average elevation 458 m (1,503 ft)
Coastline 0 km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Slovakia

Motto of Slovakia

No official motto

National animal of Slovakia

The National animal of Slovakia is Brown bear

National Animal of Slovakia - Brown bear

National flower of Slovakia

The National flower of Slovakia is Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of Slovakia - Rose

National bird of Slovakia

The National bird of Slovakia is Golden eagle

National bird of Slovakia - Golden eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Slovakia

Slovak Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Without caution even cleverness is futile.

Want is the most resourceful master.

One swallow creates no summer.

The flour tastes bitter to the mouse that has had enough.

He who blows into the wind gets smoke in his eyes.

He who digs a pit for others, will fall in it himself.

The face – the picture of the soul.

Have one’s hearth in one’s mouth.

There is truth in vine.

Compulsory prayers never reach heaven.

It keeps floating about on my tongue.

Fear is worse than misfortune itself.

Fine work is its own flattery.

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