Slovakia is a country in Central Europe that is bordered by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Austria. The country has a population of around 5.5 million people and its capital is Bratislava. Slovakia is a member of the European Union and the eurozone, and its official language is Slovak. The country has a diverse landscape, with the Carpathian Mountains running through the center and the Tatra Mountains in the north. Slovakia is known for its rich cultural heritage, with many castles, churches, and other historical sites to visit. The country is also home to a number of natural parks and reserves, which are home to a variety of flora and fauna.