Slovakia is a country located in central Europe with a population of 5.4 million. The capital is Bratislava and it is also the largest city. Slovakia became a sovereign state in 1992 led by Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar. The Slovaks and Czechs decided peacefully to separate.
Slovakia is a landlocked country and it has borders with Poland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. It has stunning landscapes, valleys, caves, lakes, mountains, picturesque castles, and historic cities. The country maintains a combination of a market economy with a comprehensive social security system. Citizens are provided with universal health care, free education, and one of the longest paid parental leaves in the OECD.
Here below are some amazing nostalgic photos of Slovakia in the 1990s when it became independent.