Facts about Slovakia

Central Europe


Parliamentary republic




49,035 sq km

CET / GMT+1.00


Waters of Slovakia

Slovak territory is quite rich in river springs. There are also a number of rivers only flowing thorough Slovakia. Many rivers rise at foot of the Kralova Hola Mountain. Danube River is the major river flowing through the southern Slovakia. It drains into the Black Sea.

Slovakia Rivers

Slovak rivers flow mainly to the Black and Baltic Sea watersheds. Tisza River runs to Slovakia from the East, Morava River from the West. Other Slovak rivers are: Nitra, Orava, Little Danube, Hron, Hornad, Slana, Bodrog, Latorica, Ondava, etc. River Ipel forms a natural boundary between Slovakia and Hungary.

Slovakian longest river is called the Vah River. It is formed by the confluence of the Black and White Vah Rivers. It flows from northern Slovakia to the south of the country where it meets the Danube River as its left tributary. The region along the river course is called Povazie. Many important towns have been built on the Vah River sides. As it offers great conditions for water sports, for example rafting, it is an interesting tourist attraction.

List of Slovakia Rivers

Lakes in Slovakia

Apart from rivers, many dams and lakes can be found thorough Slovakia. There are about 183 mountain lakes formed by glacier activity only in the High Tatras area. Velke Hincovo Pleso is the largest and deepest natural lake in Slovakia. It is 0.2 sq km (0.8 sq mi) large and 53m (173,8ft) deep.

The highest number of water reservoirs can be found on the Vah River: Liptovska Mara located nearby Liptovsky Mikulas or Slnava nearby Piestany. Oravska Dam situated on the confluence of the White Orava and Black Orava rivers is the largest man-made Slovak lake. Zemplinska Sirava, situated on the East, is another well known large dam.

Mineral Waters in Slovakia

Slovakian territory is very rich in mineral and thermal water springs. Unbelievable for such a small country, 1470 is the total number of mineral and thermal water springs. The most popular are Salvator, Slatina, Rajec, Miticka, Fatra, Santovka, and Budis. There have been built many spas nearby mineral and thermal water springs. They offer curative treatments of different diseases as well as relax and wellness services.

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