Estimate population 5,483,090 - Capital: Bratislava
Slovakia borders Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, and the Ukraine. Czechoslovakia split into 2 separate states in 1993, forming the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The beautiful capital city Bratislava, is located in the southwest corner on the Austrian border and on the romantic Danube River. Some smaller places to visit, but equally as interesting are Banska Bystrica, Presov, Kosice, Nitra, and Zilina. A fantastic mountain chain (the Carpathian Mountain chain) is well worth exploring with the highest peak being Gerlachovka.