Official English Name: Republic of Slovenia
Official Local Name(s): Republika Slovenija
Common English Name: Slovenia
Capital: Ljubljana

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Official Language(s)

Slovenian, Italian, Hungarian
Secondary Languages: Serbo-Croatian

Resources

Lignite coal, Lead, Zinc, Building stone, Hydropower, Forests

Neighbors

Italy (West), Austria (North), Hungary (Northeast), Croatia (South)

Ethnic groups

Slovene (87.4%), Bosniak (4.3%), Serb (2.8%), Croat (1.7%), German (0.6%)

People

Est. Population:

1,978,029

Demonym:

Slovene

Religions:

Atheist (41.9%)
Roman Catholic (38.3%)
Other Christian (7.0%)
Orthodox (4.1%)
Muslim (4.5%)

Largest City:

Ljubljana (288,179)

Other Cities:

Maribor (110,543)

Geography

Region:

South-Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

Adriatic Sea (Southwest)

Total Area:

20,273 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)

Total Land:

1,086 km

Total Coastline:

46.6 km

Climate

Mediterranean on coast
Continental climate toward the east

Terrain:

Coastal plains in the west
Alpine region in the north
Valleys
Rivers to the east

Highest Point

Triglav (2,864 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Earthquakes

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Republic

Heads of State:

President Borut Pahor

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Marjan Sarec

Admin. Divisions

200 Municipalities
11 Urban municipalities

Independence:

25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Mount Triglav

Nat'l Anthem:

Zdravljica

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$31,000 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.si

Telephone Code

+386

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 137 - Slovenia
Posted on Tuesday October 01, 2019

Cultural Notes

Cuisine is a mixture of Central European and Mediterranean dishes.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/si.html (Majority of information)
http://www.stat.si/Popis2011/eng/Popul.aspx?lang=eng (City population data)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SI (Ethnic and religious data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 November 2016