Slovakia, Liechtenstein & Bulgaria

Oh My!

Europe is a beautiful country with amazing food, awesome music, and many historical landmarks. The wide variety of culture makes it a popular tourist destination. Here is a look in to three of Europes most uniquely named countries (in my opinion).

Slovakia

Government

Slovakia has a Parlimentary Democracy run by President Ivan Gasparovic. Slovakia has an unlimited government and is a member of the European Union

Population

Slovakia has a population of 5,483,088

Currency

The currency in Slovakia is the Euro

Major Economic Activities

Some major economic activities in Slovakia include Labor, Mining, Manufacturing, and Energy

Famous Brands

Some famous Slovakian brands are HC Slovan, Bepon, and Rajo

Language

Slovak is the official language in Slovakia

Religion

62% of all Slovakians belong to the Roman Catholic church

Cultural Foods

Slovakian diet mostly consists of potatoes, wheat flour, cow and sheep cheese, cabbage, and onions

Music

The Fujara is a Slovakian contrabass instrument that creates a long, resonant timbre

Location

Slovakia is located in central Europe and borders Austria, Ukraine, Hungary, and Poland

Climate

Slovakia has cool summers and cloudy, cold, and humid winters

Liechtenstein

Government

Liechtenstein has a Hereditary Constitutional Monarchy run by Prince Hans Adam II. Liechtenstein has a limited government and is not a member of the European Union

Population

Liechtenstein has a population of 36,281

Currency

The currency in Liechtenstein is the Swiss Franc

Major Economic Activities

Some major economic activities in Liechtenstein include Electronics, Metal Manufacturing, and Dental Products.

Famous Brands

Some famous brands in Liechtenstein are LGT Bank In, Vaduz, and FC Triesenberg

Language

German is the official language in Liechtenstein

Religion

The main religion in Liechtenstein is Roman Catholic

Cultural Foods

Kasknopfle mit Apfelmys is a doughy pasta-style cheese dish served with applesauce

Music

A big event for music fans in Liechtenstein is the annual Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage Festival of Guitar Music

Location

Liechtenstein is located in western Europe and is bordered by Austria and Switzerland

Climate

Liechtenstein experiences cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain and cool, cloudy, humid summers

Bulgaria

Government

Bulgaria has a Parlimentary Democracy run by President Roseh Plevneliev. Bulgaria has an limited government and is not a member of the European Union

Population

Bulgaria has a population of 7.6 million

Currency

The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev

Major Economic Activities

Some major economic activities in Bulgaria include Energy, Mining, Metallurgy, and Machine Building

Famous Brands

Some famous brands of Bulgaria are Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, Extreme Bulgaria, and NIP Bulgaria

Language

The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian

Religion

85% of Bulgaria is Orthodox Christian

Cultural Foods

Some main foods in Bulgaria include Salads, Breadsuffs, and Stews

Music

The Gdulka is a Bulgarian instrument

Location

Bulgaria is located in southeast Europe on the edge of the Black Sea and borders Greece, Macedonia, and Turkey

Climate

Bulgaria experiences cool, damp winters and hot, dry summers