Facts about Slovak Constitution Day


The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992

To mark the day, here are 15 interesting facts about Slovak Constitution Day.


Bratislava is the only capital in the world that borders two countries; Austria and Hungary. Bratislava is the only capital in the world that borders two countries; Austria and Hungary. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita. Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

The tallest altar in the world lies in the Church of St. James in Levoca. It is 18.6 meters high and was created by Master Paul without the use of a single nail. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Slovakia is one of the most well-educated countries in the EU. Over 90% of citizens have completed high school, which is the highest amount in the EU. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Slovak women marry younger than any country in the EU, at an average age of 24. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Slovakia contains 1,300 mineral springs. There are 21 spa resorts in Slovakia. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Slovakia contains over 6,000 caves. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Tennis champion Martina Hingis was born in Slovakia to a Slovak father and a Czech mother. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

The most famous American of Slovak descent is probably pop artist Andy Warhol, whose parents immigrated from Miková in north-eastern Slovakia. As a result, it is now the unlikely home of the world's second-largest collection of his works (after Pittsburg). Slovak Constitution Day Facts

First run in 1924, the Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the second-oldest in the world, after the Boston Marathon. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Štefan Banič, an immigrant in the United States, from Slovakia patented an umbrella-like design in 1914. His design was the first to properly function in the 20th century. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

The geographical midpoint of Europe is located near the village Kremnické Bane in Slovakia. The geographical midpoint of Europe is located near the village Kremnické Bane in Slovakia. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

Borovička is the country’s national drink. It is flavoured with juniper berries and similar to gin. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

The national dish of Slovakia is bryndzové halušky, a hearty combination of potato dumplings and soft cheese. Slovak Constitution Day Facts

The team of Slovak and Slovenian embassies gathers once a month with their associates to swap wrongly-addressed letters! Slovak Constitution Day Facts
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