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Bratislava - At a glance
Bratislava at a glance
Location In the southwestern corner of Slovakia
Neighbouring countries Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Climate Warm, wet summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Population 429,564 (2017)
Life expectancy Total population: 77.3 years; male: 73.7 years; female: 81.1 years
Languages Slovak (official) 78.6%, Hungarian 9.4%, Roma 2.3%, Ruthenian 1%, other or unspecified 8.7%
Religion Roman Catholic 62%, Evangelical (Lutheran) 7%, GreekCatholic 4%, Reformed (Calvinist) 2%, Orthodox 1%, without religious affiliation 16.5%, unspecified 7.5%
International dialling code Slovakia: +421, Bratislava: 02, Košice: 055
National airport M R Štefánik Airport, 9.5km northeast of central Bratislava. Two more airports at Košice and Poprad.
Time CET (GMT + 1 hour)
Electrical voltage 220 volts, frequency 50Hz; two-pin plugs
Weights and measures Metric system
National public holidays 1 January (New Year’s Day and Anniversary of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic in 1993), 1 May (Labour Day), 8 May (Victory against Fascism Day – end of World War II), 5 July (St Cyril and Methodius Day), 29 August (Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising), 1 September (Slovak Republic Constitution Day), 17 November (Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy)