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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 info@slovak-republic.org.

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.


Disclaimer

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.

Time Zones

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.

Numbers

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.

Lengths

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.

Temperature

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.

25 Responses to About Slovak-Republic.org

  1. stanislava malova October 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    hi I just married with iranian in uk and i would like to know how should i get his paper sorted i know i need to register our marriage in slovakian embassy but what i need to do if we want to travel to slovakia. he is asylum seeker and his passport is in home office thank you

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Stanislava, please, read the information here: http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/marriage/
    If there is something unclear, please, ask the question right on that page. Thanks.

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  2. Shelby Hobbs October 29, 2009 at 3:58 am #

    I’m apart of the Model United Nations and i’m representing the Slovak-Republic. My problem is that no where can I find anything about the country’s views on preserving and protecting the cultural and natural sites of the world; I also need to know what Slovakia plans to do. It’s so difficult trying to find all of this on the internet alone. Thank you.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Shelby, the website of the Ministryof Environment could be a great help for you: http://www.enviro.gov.sk/servlets/page?c_id=5300&lang_id=2 Btw. Slovakia is of course part of the UNESCO: http://www.slovak-republic.org/unesco/

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  3. amir November 18, 2009 at 7:11 am #

    hallo sir
    my wife is austrian and working in slovakia ,
    we are living in vienna and she is working since 6 years.
    she got 5 years slovakian card and once she will get one.
    my qeustion is i have asylum in austria and my wife work only four days in slovakia and we have one small son he is just 14 mounths. i would like to ask you that its possible i can also live with my wife in slovakia . bcoz its hard for us to make every things , my son need mother and i am working in vienna , such condition slovakian visa office or embasy give me visa or some permition to vasit or live in slovakia,i have asylum and austrian work perment, please let me what is best for use, thank you in advance , its my request send some of good lawyers name and contact number and adress,

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Amir,

    this is a very complicated situation, it will be the best to contact the Slovak embassy in Wiena:
    Armbrustergasse 24, A-1190 Vienna
    004313189055200
    slovakembassy@vienna.mfa.sk

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  4. Haytham Dabbas November 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    Dear Admin

    My name is Haytham Al Dabbas, living in Jordan, looking foreword to visit
    Slovakia in Feb, for two weeks only, the problem is that we don’t have an embassy here
    in Jordan, & I can’t go to Syria because I’ve been to Israel before, I’m going there to
    visit my friends, but so far I can’t find away to do it, can you please help me.

    best regards,
    Haytham Al Dabbas

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Haytham,

    I am not sure if I understand your question. But for the visa you have to go the Slovak embassy in Syria, for the contacts see http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#syria.

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  5. shahid hamid January 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    dear sir my name is shahid hamid from pakistan country ?my ferind live in slovika country ?both we want marriage ?plz if i want for marriage with tania in slovika ?how i got visa slovika country ?and which type apply visa slovika ?if i want marriage with tania in slovika country ?plz in my home country no embassy slovika ?where i submitfile for visa slovika urgent ?can i got visa slovika that purpose above i mention about marriage ok urgent reply in simple english ?simply explain about this matter ok thanks

    BEST REGARDAS

    SHAHID HAMID FROM PAKISTAN
    DISTIC SAHIWAL PUNJB
    DATED =26-1-2010
    BYBY

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Shahid,

    you need to have tourist visa and until beeing in Slovaki ayou should get married. For visa you have to contact the Slovak embassy in Iran, for contacts please see http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#iran.

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  6. usman April 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Dear Concern,

    I have residence permit of Germany and my wife is EU national.Can i work in Slovakia if she is with me?

    Usman

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, you need to apply for work permit and temporary residence permit.

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  7. mustafa baluch May 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    I have a property to sell in Solvak.
    plesase call and help me to sell it.
    my number is 07930198080 thanks

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  8. Anna Ledneva September 8, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Dear Slovak-Republic. org Team,

    we have decided to organize or Wedding in Bratislava in November this year, but still can not find any location (Restaurant/Hotel) with capacity for 120-150 guests.

    Can you advice us any? We are looking not just in Bratislava, but also near by.

    Thank you in advance.
    Anna

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  9. José Joaquim Carlassara October 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Gentlemen,

    I ask to check the possibility to send e-mail copy of birth certificate of Mr. Luis Matheus Maylasky born there on August 21, 1838.

    I am a professor of history and the Lord Maylasky was of great importance to the city of São Roque, São Paulo, Brazil.

    Thanks.

    José Joaquim Carlassara
    Professor of History

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    I am sorry we cannot help you, try to contact some genealogy websites/institutes. This for example: http://www.slovak-ancestry.com/

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  10. Mali Ann Lajciak November 9, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Hello,

    I would like to enquire about listing a rental cottage for tourists on your site.

    We are currently listed on Limba if you would like to see the link below:

    http://www.limba.com/sk/ubytovanie_slovensko/chata/velke-borove/21487.htm

    Would you kindly reply with information?

    Regards,

    Mali Ann Lajciak

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Pls, contact us at info@slovak-republic.org

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  11. igor bazovsky December 10, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    What about the embassy for the Honduras republic? How can I send them an email, to the ministry of Transportation, housing, etc.?
    Thanks, max

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    There is no embassy in Honduras, you need to contact the embassy in Mexico: http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#mexico

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  12. daley Okuwa December 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    How much does it cost to travel from Bratislava to london on friday and return on a monday by slovak lines

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Find the information here: http://www.slovak-republic.org/bus/

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  13. Caly December 18, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    You’ve spelled “Lengths” (as you see the “h” follows the “t”) incorrectly. :-)

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Thank you, it’s changed.

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