Geography

Slovakia is located in the Central Europe. It belongs to the time zone UTC +1, i.e. Central European Time (Central European Summer Time, i.e. UTC+2 during summers). The country is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. Its territory spans over 49 000 square kilometers and is mostly mountainous. Across most of the northern half of the country the Carpathian Mountains extend including Tatra Mountains, Greater Fatra and Lesser Fatra, Slovak Ore Mountains, Slovak Central Mountains or Beskids. Slovakia counts 9 national parks that cover 6,5% of its land surface.

The climate lies between the temperate and continental climate zones with relatively warm summers (average temperatures around 25 to 30 °C) and cold, cloudy and humid winters (average temperatures around -5 to 5 °C). There are four seasons in Slovakia (Spring starting on 21st March, Summer starting on 22ndJune, Autumn starting on 23rd September, Winter starting on 21st December). The weather differs from the mountainous North to the plain South.

The capital and the largest city of Slovakia is Bratislava. Official language spoken in Slovakia is Slovak. The population counts 5,5 million.

Slovak Republic entered the European Union in 2004. In 2009, it joined the Eurozone, i.e. the currency used in Slovakia is Euro. Slovakia is also a member of the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Visegrad Group.

Slovakia is divided into 8 regions named after their principal city: Bratislava Self-Governing Region, Trnava Self-Governing Region, Nitra Self-Governing Region, Trenčín Self-Governing Region, Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region, Žilina Self-Governing Region, Košice Self-Governing Region, Prešov Self-Governing Region.

Source: Wikipedia

Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Slovakia

with the competencies for Bratislava, Trnava, Trencin, Nitra and Zilina Self-Governing Regions

Andrej Hryc
Honorary Consul

Beblavého 4
811 01 Bratislava

consul-ba@seychelles-consulate.sk

+421 905 101 803

Office hours by telephone arrangement

Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Slovakia

with the competencies for Košice, Prešov and Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Regions

Wanda Adamík Hrycová
Honorary Consul

Pod Strelnicou 161/1
Nižná Hutka
040 18 Košice-okolie

consul-ke@seychelles-consulate.sk

+421 904 700 006

Office hours by telephone arrangement

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in Brussels

Boulevard Saint Michel 28, Box 23
1040 Brussels
Belgium

brussels@seychellesgov.com

+32 2 733 60 55