Few Answers About Us
What is Slovak-Republic.org anyway?
- Non-commercial project of Slovak enthusiasts.
- Unbiased, trying-to-be objective guide for people traveling to Slovakia.
- Source of information about Slovak culture, economy, politics and other important areas of life in Slovakia.
What is Slovak-Republic.org’s goal?
- Stop people being confused about Slovenia vs. Slovakia.
- Let people know that there is no Czechoslovakia anymore.
- Provide the best online information about Slovakia.
How does Slovak-Republic.org want to achieve it?
- By working hard on the content of the website at first place.
- By propagating Slovak Republic as a travel destination and as a living space.
- By listening to the visitors’ comments, suggestions, questions and then improving the content according to their needs.
OK, so I am pretty knowledgable about something and I found a mistake on your website. How should I let you know?
- You can leave a comment right on the particular page.
- You can leave a comment on this page.
- You can send an email to email@example.com.
Do you guarantee that the information provided on Slovak-Republic.org is always appropriate? Do you take responsibility for any damage caused by the information provided on this website?
- No and no, because so many things are changing in Slovakia and so fast, that it is impossible to track all the changes.
- No and no, because on some pages we use third party information or service where we have no control over what the user gets.
- No and no, because sometimes even the most trustworthy-governmental websites provide false information.
So, why should I be interested in Slovak-Republic.org?
- Because we do our best to serve up-to-date information.
- Because there is no other website about Slovakia where you can have your Slovakia-related question answered.
- Because we are insiders and we know a lot about Slovakia.
Information on this web site does not necessarily reflect the official opinion or recommendation of the Slovak Tourist Board.
Few Things to Know
The following information may be very useful to avoid misunderstandings and confusion.
One of the greatest advantages of internet is the instant world-wide communication. At every moment, you can access documents from the other parts of the world without leaving your office or home. In most cases you even do not know where these documents are really located, as we do not know where you are. As Slovak-Republic.org is often visited by people from Europe as well as from the United States, Canada, India or Japan, the time is different in every part of the world.
The site concerns Slovakia, so if we can, we are using the current time in Slovakia. This timezone, often called Central European Time (CET) covers most of the Europe. If you live in Moscow, then add two hours to get your local time. Visitors from New York should substract 6 hours, and people from the Western Coast of USA will have to substract 9 hours.
You can always find the exact time in Slovakia if you look at the bottom of the left sidebar or search for it (CTRL+F) using keywords “Time in Slovakia”.
Date and Time Format
To keep Slovak rules as standard (mainly not to confuse people with foreign rules) on this page, we do not use the American system month/day/year (12/24/2010). The long format is 24th of December 2010, and the shorter just 24-Dec-2010. Whenever it is possible we prefer to use the long format or the three-letters abbreviations of English months (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) rather than numeric signs.
In Slovakia (as in the majority of European countries), the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. This is what we also respect on our pages. The days are written by all letters, or just by the first three letters (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun).
Concerning the time format, we use both 24 and 12-hours system independently, so 7pm equals 19:00.
When writing numbers, we use decimal point “.”, and usually we put commas “,” between the thousands and millions: 1,234,567.80
We realized the problem of distinguishing European “milliards” and American “billions”, both expressing 1,000,000,000. As we do not deal with numbers larger than these, we decided to use “billions” instead of “milliards”. So one thousand millions – it is already billion. Just to note, in Slovakia is officially used: milión (10^6), miliarda (10^9), bilión (10^12), biliarda (10^15), trilión (10^18), triliarda (10^21), etc.
We use the metric system, so we have meters, grams, liters, square kilometers, etc. How to change:
- 1 meter (1m = 100cm) equals 39.37 inches or 3.28 feet.
- One centimeter (1cm) makes less than 0.4 inches.
- One kilometer (1km = 1000m) equals about 1093 yards.
- One square meter (m2) equals about 10.8 square feet.
- One square kilometer (km2) makes about 0.39 sq.mi.
Volumes & Weights
We use liters (1 cubic decimeter), which is about 0.26 gallon (0.22 British Gallon), or 34 ounces (35 British ounces), or even 2.1 pints. There are 1000 mililiters in one liter (1ml is a cubic centimeter).
For weights, we use kilograms (one kilogram, it is in fact the weight of one liter of water), which make 35 ounces or 2.2 pounds.
In 1742 the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius published a paper in the Kungliga Swenska Wetenskaps Academiens Handlingar, the Annals of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, entitled Observations on two persistent degrees on a thermometer. And since then we measure temperature in degrees of Celsius. However, we can help those using Fahrenheit’s system: If you have a temperature in degrees Celsius, just: multiply it by 5, divide by 9 and then add 32.