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Atlas Slovakia

Country (long form)
Slovak Republic
Capital
Bratislava
Total Area
18,859.16 sq mi
48,845.00 sq km
Population
5,407,956 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
4,764,626
Languages
Slovak (official), Hungarian
Literacy
N/A% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions
Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%
Life Expectancy
69.71 male, 77.98 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
parliamentary democracy
Currency
1 koruna (Sk) = 100 halierov
GDP (per capita)
$8,500 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
industry 29.3%, agriculture 8.9%, construction 8%, transport and communication 8.2%, services 45.6% (1994)
Industry
metal and metal products; food and beverages; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals and manmade fibers; machinery; paper and printing; earthenware and ceramics; transport vehicles; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products
Agriculture
grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products
Arable Land
31%
Exports
machinery and transport equipment 37%; intermediate manufactured goods 30%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 13%; chemicals 9%; raw materials 4% (1998)
Imports
machinery and transport equipment 40%; intermediate manufactured goods 18%; fuels 11%; chemicals 11%; miscellaneous manufactured goods 10% (1998)
Natural Resources
brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land
Current Environmental Issues
air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests
Telephones (main lines in use)
1.557 million (1998)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
641,000 (1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
11 (1999)