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The Republic of Slovenia was previously one of the former Yugoslavia’s six republics. It is bordered by It is bordered by Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and west, and Hungary and Austria to the north. It has a sliver of Adriatic Sea coastline in the southwest corner.
Small but scenic with lush forests and Alpine mountains, Slovenia is an old country that has been occupied by for much of its history, starting with the Romans through Austria, Croats, and Serbs. Those various cultural influences is reflected by the diversity of the Slovene cuisine.
Population and language
Slightly smaller in area than New Jersey, Slovenia has a total population of around two million. Slovenes are the predominant ethnic group, with small numbers of Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, and others.
The official language is Slovenian but there are certain municipalities containing national communities of Italians and Hungarians live and in those places Itallin and Hunagrian respectively are official languages.
A majority of Slovenes are Catholics while a quarter of residents do not specify a faith and 10 percent say they do not follow any faith.
Major cities and tourist destinations
A small country, Slovenia has only one major city, its capital Ljubljana (pop: 280,000), which was founded during the Roman Empire. Quaint and picturesque, Ljubljana has many plazas, baroque churches, museums, historical sites, and gothic castles. For the cultural minded, the recently renovated opera house presents regular performances.
One of the more unique areas of Ljubljana is Metelkova City, located inside a complex of one-time military buildings, which houses a number of nightclubs and art galleries. There is also a popular daily market.
The mountain areas offer skiing and hikers and the caves at Postojna, filled with stalactites and stalagmites, are also a popular attraction. Writing in the case indicate the first “tourists” arrived in the early 13th century.
Bled Island is located in Lake Bled in the mountains and is reachable by the Pletna, a wooden boat that ferries visitors from the mainland.
The Slovenian climate is moderate near the coastland but grows progressively cooler moving towards and into northwest mountain region. The alpine valleys are temperate during the summer and cold in the winter. The coast to the Soča Valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny weather most of the year, with mostly mild winters. Eastern Slovenia has hot summers and cold winters.
Slovenia was the first former Yugoslavian republic to join the European Union in 2004. Over its first years of independence, Slovenia’s export-dependent economy enjoyed stable growth. But the country was hard hit by the 2008 recession and currently has a growth domestic product of $49.52 billion. Its primary exports are machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, and household goods. Man imports include food products, manufactured goods, and fuels.
Slovenia has three major airports: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, and Portorož Airport near the Adriatic.
The best way to discover Ljubljana is by walking but there is also a new public bike-rental program. For trips to the countryside, rental cars are recommended. Slovenia’s roads are in good condition and rental rates reasonable.
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