• Ahoj is a common greeting in Slovak. We present to you some interesting information about Slovakia.

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    Slovak is a West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group, written in Latin script. Spoken by approximately 5 million people as a native language, primarily ethnic Slovaks, it serves as the official language of Slovakia and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union.

    Here we will share some incredible facts about the Slovak language and Slovakia,

    Slovak is written using the Roman (Latin) alphabet, but some letters have special signs (called “diacritics”).

    The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, lies on the borders of Austria and Hungary. That makes it the only capital in the world bordering two countries.

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    The picturesque village of Čičmany in Northern Slovakia has the status of the world’s first reservation of folk architecture.

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    You can also explore some charming places in Slovakia like Bratislava Castle, Spiš Castle, St Martin’s Cathedral, Grassalkovich Palace, Aquapark Tatralandia, Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Old Town Hall, Devín Castle, Bojnice Castle, Štrbské Pleso, Michael’s Gate, Slovak Paradise National Park, Banská Bystrica, Komárno, Súľov Rocks, Halič Castle, Košice.

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    Košice actually best place for those who want to taste the culinary art of Slovakia. Here are some local dishes that you should try Bratislavský Rožok, a traditional Slovakian pastry; Zemiakové Placky, crispy potato pancakes; Laskonky, cookie; Kapustnica, Slovakian sauerkraut soup; Guláš, a hearty meat stew; Bryndzové Halušky, Prívarok, Vyprážaný Syr (Deep-fried cheese), Grenadírsky Pochod, Ryžový Nákyp (Sweet rice cake).

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    In Slovakia, the celebrations start from New Year’s Eve and go on around the years. Here are some fantastic festivals that you should experience Košice Music Spring Festival, Junifest, Východná Folklore Festival, Apple Festival, Kremnické Gagy.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Slovakia, let us all know!

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