Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2009.
Surface area: 49 030 km2
Population: 5 411 062 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 May 2004
Currency: Euro since 1 January 2009 (formerly Slovak koruna SKK) .
Status: Euro-area member since 1 January 2009.
The Slovak koruna joined the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) on 28 November 2005. On 8 July 2008 the Council gave its green light to the adoption of the euro by Slovakia on 1 January 2009.
Fixed conversion rate: €1 = 30.1260 SKK
Adoption of the euro: Slovakia adopted a "big-bang" scenario , with euro cash introduced on the same day that the euro beame the country's new currency (1 January 2009), and a short dual circulation period running until 16 January 2009 where cash payments will be possible in both euro and Slovak korunas.
Exchange of former national currency:
Dual display of prices: Display of prices in both euro and Slovak koruna is mandatory from 8 August 2008 to 31 December 2009, but can be continued, on a voluntary basis, until 30 June 2010.
Euro hotline: 0800 103104
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