The vast Carpathian mountain range that stretches along Slovakia's northern border also juts into central Slovakia.
In this central region the Tatras, which cap the Carpathian system, reach altitudes as high as 8,711 feet.
Wayne Rooney, as expected, is prepared to drop incredibly deep to mop up the ball but, you can't help thinking, that is does not favours to his side's attacking intent.
26 mins - Slovakia 0 England 0: It would be a dour affair without a Martin Skrtel booking.
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"Slovak" is derived from the Slovakian term for Slav: Slovan .
Hungarians (Magyars) in Slovakia are generally bilingual and have been acculturated but wish to maintain their national culture, especially their language. Slovakia (the Slovak Republic) is a landlocked country with ports on the Danube River at Bratislava and Komarno; it is bordered by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Austria.
Slovakia has a total area of 18,928 square miles (49,035 square kilometers).
Its range of elevation runs from a low of 308 feet (94 meters) at the Bodrok River to a high of 8,711 feet (2,655 meters) at Gerlachovsky peak in the High Tatras.
The capital, Bratislava, is located in southwestern Slovakia on the Danube River. Although the country is ethnically diverse, Slovaks are the overwhelming majority accounting for 4.5 million (85.6 percent) of the inhabitants.
The populace also includes approximately 600,000 (10.8 percent) Hungarians and 79,500 (1.5 percent) Gypsies.