About Slovenia in genera
Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. The landscape is constantly surprising. You can have one eye on the sea, then look in the other direction and be surrounded by high mountains. Heading up into the forests, you can see the green plains below you. From upland meadows your view stretches into river gorges. This proximity of opposites and contrasts is a hallmark of the country.
Slovenia is a land of greenery, which offers great opportunities for activity holidays. Its high-quality accommodation guarantees a comfortable stay. It is perfect for a summer holiday, a winter break or a weekend away.
Slovenia is famed for its excellent food, accompanied by one of its fine wines.
Position: Slovenia is in central Europe.
Area: 20,273 km2
Government: Slovenia is a democratic republic founded on the principle of the separation of powers of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of authority.
Capital city: Ljubljana population: 280,000
President of the Republic: Borut Pahor
Prime Minister: Miro Cerar
Membership of international organizations: Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and a member of NATO since 7 April 2004. It is also a member of many other international organizations.
Administrative division: 58 administrative units, 211 municipalities.
Other major centers: Maribor, Koper, Celje, Novo Mesto, Murska Sobota, Velenje
Official language: Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas.
Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic; Slovenia also has 40 other officially registered religious communities.
Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007