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Political system: federal republicCapital: Washington, DCTotal area: 9,826,675 square kilometresPopulation: 314 millionOfficial languages: English (Hawaiian is also an officiallanguage in the state of Hawaii) Currency: US dollar

Political system: federal republic
Capital: Washington, DC
Total area: 9,826,675 square kilometres
Population: 314 million
Official languages: English (Hawaiian is also an official
language in the state of Hawaii) Currency: US dollar

Source: CIA Factbook, www.cia.gov/library, US Embassy to Slovakia

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

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