Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Slovakia
Strbske Pleso Lake
Slovakia is a landlocked country in the middle of Central
Europe. Slovakia borders the other half of its former country, the
Czech Republic (northwest), Austria (west),
Hungary (south), Ukraine (east), and
Geographically, Slovakia is fairly mountainous with the
exception of the far south and southwest, through which the Danube River flows.
Much of the country's small population lives in Bratislava or in the adjacent
lowlands. Stretching across the northern part of the country are the Carpathian
Mountains, which aren't significantly tall, but still difficult to access many
parts of, causing low population levels in much of this area. Most of the population
in the north lives along rivers, many of which drain into the Danube River.
Slovakia's seasons are very distinct. Winters (December-February)
can be cold and covered in snow. In the mountains during this season temperatures
tend to hover around 15˚ F (-10˚ C), but Bratislava and the lowlands typically remain
at about 25˚ F (-5˚ C) during this time.