Slovenia in brief

 

Full name Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija)
State Democratic Republic since 1991
Area  20.273 km2
Population  2.010.377
Capital city Ljubljana
Biggest towns Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Velenje, Koper, Novo mesto, Ptuj, Trbovlje, Nova Gorica, Jesenice, Murska Sobota
Landscape In Slovenia four great European landforms meet: the Alps in the North of the country, the Dinarides in the South, Mediterranean landforms in the South-West, and the Pannonian Basin in the East. 63.3% of Slovenia is forested; 30.5% is under cultivation, and 2.8% of Slovenia is urban.
Highest peak Triglav, 2864 m
Average height above sea level 556,8 m
Longest river Sava, 221 km
Currency Euro (1 EUR = 100 centov)
Phone code +386
Time zone GMT/UTC +1
Internet TLD .si
Climate Continental in central Slovenia, Alpine in the North-West, and sub-Mediterranean in the coastal region
Mean temperature January: –2 °C; July: 21 °C


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