Slovakia officially the Slovak Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. Slovak territory is quite rich in river springs. There are also a number of rivers only flowing thorough Slovakia. Many rivers rise at foot of the Kralova Hola Mountain. Danube River is the major river flowing through the southern Slovakia. It drains into the Black Sea.
Apart from rivers, many dams and lakes can be found thorough Slovakia. There are about 183 mountain lakes formed by glacier activity only in the High Tatras area. Velke Hincovo Pleso is the largest and deepest natural lake in Slovakia.
Slovakian longest river is called the Vah River. It is formed by the confluence of the Black and White Vah Rivers. It flows from northern Slovakia to the south of the country where it meets the Danube River as its left tributary. The region along the river course is called Povazie. Many important towns have been built on the Vah River sides. As it offers great conditions for water sports, for example rafting, it is an interesting tourist attraction. Slovakian territory is very rich in mineral and thermal water springs. Unbelievable for such a small country, 1470 is the total number of mineral and thermal water springs.