Slovakia

Capital: Bratislava Area: 49,035 sqkm Population: 5.4 million* Population by ethnic composition: Slovak (85.8%), Hungarian (9.7%), Roma (1.7%), Czech (0.8%), Ruthenian, Ukrainian, Russian, German, Polish and other (2%) Currency: euro (until 2009, Slovak koruna) Average monthly wage in 2009: €744.50** Real GDP growth rate: -4.8 percent (2009), 4.1 percent (estimate for 2010)* GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards in 2009 (EU-27 = 100): 71* Unemployment rate: 14.7 percent (November 2010)* Source: www.visegradgroup.eu, *Eurostat, **SARIO

Capital: Bratislava
Area: 49,035 sqkm
Population: 5.4 million*
Population by ethnic composition: Slovak (85.8%),
Hungarian (9.7%), Roma (1.7%), Czech (0.8%), Ruthenian,
Ukrainian, Russian, German, Polish and other (2%)
Currency: euro (until 2009, Slovak koruna)
Average monthly wage in 2009: €744.50**
Real GDP growth rate: -4.8 percent (2009), 4.1 percent
(estimate for 2010)*
GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards in 2009
(EU-27 = 100): 71*
Unemployment rate: 14.7 percent (November 2010)*


Source: www.visegradgroup.eu, *Eurostat, **SARIO

The piece is part of the Visegrad Countries - Facing New Challenges, prepared by The Slovak Spectator with the support of the International Visegrad Fund. For more information on cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia please see the following document.

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