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Slovakia Geography, Climate, and Weather




Geography

The Slovak Republic is situated in Central Europe, sharing frontiers with the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. Mountains, lowlands, canyons, lakes, cave formations, forests and meadows provide many examples of Slovakia's year-round natural beauty.
The capital, Bratislava, is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Slovakia's total area is 49,035 sq km. The country's maximum length from east to west is about 416 km. and its maximum width from north to south is about 208 km. The Danube River, located in the southwest, forms part of Slovakia's border with Hungary.
The country is divided informally into the three regions of Western Slovakia, Central Slovakia, and Eastern Slovakia, corresponding to administrative divisions


Climate
Slovakia has a continental climate, with four distinct seasons. Winters are typically cold and dry, while summers tend to be hot and humid.
The average daily temperature range in Bratislava is -3 to 2 C (27 to 36 F) in January and 16 to 26 C (61 to 79 F) in July; temperatures tend to be cooler in the mountains. Bratislava receives an average of about 650 mm (about 26 in) of precipitation annually. In areas of high altitude, snow is often present for as many as 130 days each year.


 

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