Geography of Slovakia
Slovakia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 49,035 km² (approx. 18,932 mi²). Continental shelf of Slovakia is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Slovakia is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Slovakia has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine. Slovakia is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of Slovakia is 458 m (1,503 ft).
Total length of land borders of Slovakia is 1611 kilometers (~622 miles). Slovakia shares its land borders with 5 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Slovakia, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Slovakia has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine. The lengths of the land borders of Slovakia with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Austria - 91 km (57 mi),
- Czech Republic - 215 km (134 mi),
- Hungary - 677 km (421 mi),
- Poland - 444 km (276 mi),
- Ukraine - 97 km (60 mi).
The capital city of Slovakia is Bratislava. The largest city in Slovakia is Bratislava.
The average elevation range of Slovakia is 458 m (1,503 ft). The highest point of Slovakia is Gerlachovský štít, with its official height being 2655 m (8,711 ft). The lowest point of Slovakia is Bodrog. It lies at 94 m (308 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Gerlachovský štít) and lowest (Bodrog) points of Slovakia is 2561 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Slovakia is 49,035 km² (approx. 18,932 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Slovakia is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Slovakia is approximately 49,035 km² (~18,932 mi²). Slovakia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
20,006 km² of Slovakia's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 41% of all the land in the country. There are 14,264 km² of arable land in Slovakia, and it comprises 29% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Slovakia are lignite, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, arable land.