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    Julian-Alps within Triglav National Park
    Julian-Alps within Triglav National Park seen from the top of Mangart mountain. Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia at 2864 m, is seen in the background in the center of the image.
    Image: Christian Mehlf├╝hrer

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    A virtual guide to Slovenia, a small country in southeastern Europe south of Austria. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, it is also bordered by Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. The country is almost landlocked, it has a short (46 km) coastline at the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Croatia.

    Slovenia occupies an area of 20,273 km2, this is about half the size of Switzerland or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey.

    The country has a population of 2,064,000 people (in 2016). Largest city and capital is Ljubljana with about 278,000 residents (in 2015). Spoken languages are Slovenian (official; 91%) and Serbo-Croatian (4.5%). The major religion is Christianity (about 60%).

    Slovenia's weather is influenced by the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, it has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, and a continental climate in the plateaus and valleys to the east.

    Republic of Slovenia | Republika Slovenija

    Country Profile

    The south central European country Slovenia stretches between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps. In 1918 the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new nation named Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the country was renamed to Yugoslavia in 1929.

    After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power of the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991. Since then, Slovenia has successfully integrated into the international community and is becoming a full member of the European Union and joins NATO.

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    Official Name:
    Republika Slovenija
    short form: Slovenija
    int'l short form: Slovenia
    int'l long form: Republic of Slovenia

    ISO Country Code: si, SVN

    Time Zone: CET - Central European Time
    Local Time = UTC +1h
    Actual Time: Tue-Nov-17  02:37
    Daylight Saving Time (DST) March - October (UTC +2)

    Country Calling Code: +386

    Capital City: Ljubljana (pop. 267 000)

    Other Cities:
    Maribor (110 668), Kranj (51 225), Celje (48 081), Koper (47 539).

    Type: Parliamentary democratic republic.
    Independence: 25 June 1991, Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.
    Constitution: 23 December 1991.

    Location: Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia.
    Area: 20,273 km2 (7,906 sq. mi.).
    Terrain: Alps mountains rising to more than 2 800 meters (8 200 ft.) in the north, wide plateaus over 1000 meters (3 280 ft.) high in the southeast, Karst limestone region of caves in the south-southwest, hills in the east, and approximately 50 kilometers (39 mi.) of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.

    Climate: Mixture of continental, Alpine and Mediterranean climate, with cold winters and warm summers.

    Nationality: Noun--Slovene(s). Adjective--Slovenian.
    Population: 2 million (in 2016)
    Ethnic groups: Slovenes 83.06%, Croats 1.81%, Serbs 1.98%, Bosniaks 1.10%, Hungarians 0.32%, Montenegrins 0.14%, Macedonians 0.20%, Albanians 0.31%, Italians 0.11%, Roma 0.17%.
    Religions: Roman Catholic 57.8%, refused to reply 15.7%, atheist 10.1%, Orthodox Christian 2.3%, Muslim 2.4%.
    Languages: Slovene (official). Hungarian, Italian are spoken in the border regions, and German fluency is common near the Austrian border. Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian are spoken by a minority (6%). English is widely understood by business people and students.
    Literacy: 99%

    Natural resources: Coal, mercury, timber.

    Agriculture products: Potatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes; cattle, sheep, poultry.

    Industries: Ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics (including military electronics), trucks, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools.

    Exports - commodities: manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food

    Exports - partners: Germany 19.1%, Italy 10.6%, Austria 8%, Croatia 6.8%, Slovakia 4.7%, Hungary 4.4%, France 4.2% (2015)

    Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, food

    Imports - partners: Germany 16.5%, Italy 13.6%, Austria 10.2%, China 5.5%, Croatia 5.1%, Turkey 4% (2015)

    Currency: Euro since 1.1.2007.

    Slovenia in Figures
    Key statistical data of Slovenia.

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    Official Sites of Slovenia

    Slovenia is a republic with a parliamentary democracy and a multi-party system. The president is the head of state, he is elected by popular vote.

    Predsednik Republike Slovenije
    Slovenia's Presidency.

    Government of the Republic of Slovenia
    The official government's website provides information on important government-related events.

    Predsednik Vlade
    Office of Slovenia's Prime Minister.

    Drzavni zbor
    The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.

    Slovenia E-government information portal.

    Government Public Relations and Media Office
    Comprehensive information about Slovenia and its government.

    Ministrstvo za Zunanje Zadeve
    Slovenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Diplomatic Missions
    Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations
    Official site of the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the UN.
    Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, D.C.
    Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to the U.S.
    Embassy of Slovenia in the UK
    Slovenia Embassy in London UK.
    List of Diplomatic Missions of Slovenia
    Adresses of Slovenian Missions abroad.
    Foreign Missions in Slovenia
    List of Foreign Diplomatic Representations in Slovenia.

    Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
    Slovenia in figures.

    Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje
    Slovenian Hydrometeorological Institute (in Slovene).


    Map of Slovenia
    Political Map of Slovenia.

    Google Earth Google Earth Slovenia
    Searchable map and satellite view and map of Slovenia.

    Google Earth Google Earth Ljubljana
    Searchable map and satellite view of Slovenia's capital city.

    Map of the Mediterranean
    Political Map of the Mediterranean.
    Map of the Balkan Peninsula
    Political Map of the Balkans.
    Map of Europe
    Political Map of Europe.

    Lake Bled in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
    Lake Bled is located in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of Slovenia.
    Image: Neven Krcmarek


    Slovenia online news

    National news.
    National and international news (in Slovene).
    Daily news (in Slovene).
    Slovenia News
    Economic, political and social news.
    Slovenska tiskovna agencija - STA
    Slovene Press Agency.
    Daily Newspaper (in Slovene).

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    Arts & Culture

    Kobilarna LIPICA
    Site of the Stud Farm Lipica and Lipizzan horses.
    National Museum of Slovenia/Narodni Muzej
    Cultural and scientific institution.
    National and University Library
    One of the most important national educational and cultural institutions of Slovenia.
    Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
    The orchestra's concert venue is at Marjan Kozina Hall of the Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana.
    SNT Drama Ljubljana
    The Slovene National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana.
    Slovene National Theatre Maribor
    Drama, Opera and Ballet at Maribor.


    Business & Economy

    Banka Slovenije
    Bank of Slovenia, the central bank of the Republic of Slovenia.
    Ljubljana Stock Exchange
    Slovenia's stock exchange.

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
    Members organization representing the interests of the Slovenian economy.
    Slovenian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (TIPO)
    Investment-related information.

    Adria Airways
    Ljubljana based national carrier of Slovenia.
    Triglav National Park, Stara Fu?ina, Slovenia
    Triglav National Park, Stara Fu?ina, Slovenia
    Image: Ales Krivec

    Travel and Tour Consumer Information

    Destination Slovenia - Travel and Tour Guides

    Discover Slovenia: Ljubljana, Maribor, Istria, Koper, Lipica; the Emerald, Wind, Amber, Sun, Peddler, and Goldenhorn routes.
    Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, and much more.

    Welcome to Slovenia
    Comprehensive country information by the Slovenian Tourist Board.

    About Slovenia
    Slovenia profile by Government Public Relations and Media Office.

    Virtual Slovenia
    A virtual guide of Slovenia with images and 3D- 360° panoramas.

    Kobilarna Lipica
    Site of the stud farm Lipica and Lipizzan horses.

    City Guides
    The Municipality of Ljubljana.
    Ljubljana Tourist Information Portal
    A visitors guide to Ljubljana.

    The Municipality of Koper.
    Tourism in Koper
    The official tourism information for the city of Koper.
    A tourism guide to the city of Maribor.

    Lipizzan horses, Lipica, Se?ana
    Lipizzan horses, Lipica is a village in the municipality of Se?ana in southwestern Slovenia. The village is known for the Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the famous Lipizzan horse.
    Image: Gorupka



    Univerza v Ljubljani
    University of Ljubljana, it was the first university in Slovenia, founded in 1917.
    Univerza v Mariboru
    The university of Maribor (UM).

    Science and Research
    Jozef Stefan Institute
    The leading Slovenian research organisation in the fields of natural sciences and technology.
    Slovenian Current Research Information System (SICRIS)


    Environment & Nature

    Governmental Bodies
    Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor
    Official website of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.
    MOP - Agencija RS za okolje
    Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.

    Non Governmental Organizations
    Greenpeace na Slovensku
    Greenpeace Slovenia.
    Za Matku Zem
    Slovak NGO of natural environment and human rights protectors.


    Historical Archives Ljubljana
    The Archives of the Republic of Slovenia (in Slovene).

    Slovenia History and culture
    Historical overview of Slovenia's history by the Slovenian Tourist Board.

    Slovenia's History
    Various articles about events in Slovenia's History.

    Sources and additional Information on Slovenia

    Amnesty International: Slovenia

    BBC Country Profile: Slovenia

    FAO: Slovenia

    GlobalEDGE: Slovenia

    The Heritage Foundation: Slovenia

    EU Member Countries: Slovenia

    Human Rights Watch: Slovenia

    OEC: Slovenia

    Reporters Without Borders: Slovenia

    Wikipedia: Slovenia

    The World Factbook -- Slovenia
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