WELCOME TO SLOVENIA!
Slovenia is a real green paradise of Europe as it belongs to the top most forested European countries. The “green” stands for intact nature and its focus to keep it that way; it represents harmony of all the senses.
Slovenia is situated in Central and Southeastern Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. Where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst, you will find Slovenia! It is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. Covering only 20,273 km2, with the population around 2 million, it is small but very diverse. You will have a hard time finding a country so small offering so much.
Slovenia is a democratic republic which used to be a part of former Yugoslavia that gained independence in 1991 and joined the European Union in 2004.
The official language is Slovenian but most of the people speak English. The currency is the Euro.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and the largest city with approximately 300,000 people. Voted as the European Green Capital of 2016, Ljubljana is a popular tourist destination.
Other popular tourist destinations include:
- Piran - the most beautiful town on the Slovenian coast
- Lake Bled and Bohinj - picturesque Alpine lakes
- Postojna Cave - the most visited tourist cave in Europe
- Lipica - an important cradle of Lipizzaner horses
- So?a River - beautiful Alpine river famous for its stunning blue-green hue
- Triglav national park - unspoiled nature and hikers heaven
The climate can be described as a typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. While the coastal areas and the lowlands in the south have a Mediterranean climate, a severe Alpine climate is present in the high mountain regions.
Whether you are chasing cultural highs or pursuing nature’s pleasures, treading lightly or veering off the beaten path, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for in Slovenia!
Area: 20,273 km2
Capital city: Ljubljana (population: 292.988)
Time: Central European Time GMT + 1 (in summer GMT + 2)
Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
Mains voltage: 230 V
Plug type: C
Units of measurement: Metric, temperatures in degrees Celsius.
Language: Slovenian, also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas. English is very widely spoken.
Religion: the majority of the population is Roman Catholic
Currency: Euro (EUR)