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Tourist Guide Slovenia, all the things to know to organize trips and vacations in the state of Europe with the capital Ljubljana.

Slovenia in brief

  • Capital: Ljubljana
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 20 251
  • Population: 2.011.OOO
  • Religion: Catholic, with minorities of Orthodox, Protestants and Muslims.

Where is Slovenia

Slovenia borders with Austria to the north, northeast with Hungary, east and south with Croatia, on the west by Italy and the Adriatic Sea. The territory of Slovenia is mostly mountainous or hilly and is rich in forests and farmland. To the north west are the Julian Alps, with Mount Triglav (the highest peak in Slovenia, 2,864 m.). In the western part of the country, between the Adriatic Sea and Ljubljana is the Karst region, the limestone region, with caves and underground rivers. On the border between Slovenia and Austria are the Alps Karavanke (the Slovenian side is covered with forests and meadows, unlike the Austrian who is more rocky). Moving eastward we find the Pohorje and longitudinal links the Alpine landscapes west with those that are part of the Pannonian Plain in the east. Extreme northern part of Istria that overlooks the Gulf of Trieste with a coastline on the Adriatic Sea is the only landlocked country.

Hydrography

The main rivers are: the Drava that runs through the town of Ptuj and the Sava, which leads from the outskirts of Ljubljana; are both tributaries of the Danube. The Mur River tributary of the Drava flows in the north east of the country. The river Isonzo (Soca in Slovenian) was founded in the Julian Alps, along a stretch of western Slovenia enters Italy in Gorizia and flows into the Adriatic Sea. In Dolenjska (Lower Carniola) flows the river Krka. In the northwestern part of the country is the picturesque Lake Bled, fed by the glaciers of the Alps.

Climate

The climate of Slovenia varies depending on the area: on the Adriatic coast, and then in the area to the west of the country the climate is Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters, however in the east of the country, the climate has continental characteristics (winters cold and hot summers). The area northwest has an alpine climate (cold winters and mild summers).

Population

The population of Slovenia is formed mostly by small minorities of Slovenians and Croats, Serbs, Muslims, Slavs, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Albanian immigrants in Slovenia. In addition there are two indigenous minorities, the Italian one (on the Adriatic coast) and the Hungarian in the north-eastern Slovenia.

Time zone

In Slovenia, the time is the same as Italian at any time of year.

Language

The official language of Slovenia is Slovene and in some areas the Italian and Hungarian.

Economy

Slovenia has always been the richest country among those belonging to the former Yugoslavia. Its economic structure is based largely on the services sector (important is the tourism sector) and on the industry, which is undergoing a long process of privatization of state-owned companies and mixed. The industries that contribute most to the achievement of national income are the metallurgical industry, electronics, textile, chemical and wood processing. Although Slovenia is rich in farmland (wheat, corn, vines, fruit trees), the agricultural sector contributes a small part to the formation of national income.

When you go in Slovenia

From the perspective of climate the best time to visit Slovenia is the summer. In the Alps, the winter months (December to March) are ideal for those who practice winter sports.

Documents required travel Slovenia

Italian citizens to enter Slovenia requires the valid identity card or passport for foreign travel. The country is part of the European Union and adheres to the Schengen Agreement.

Phone

– Prefix code to call in Slovenia is: 00386

Electricity

The electric current in Slovenia is 220 volts.

Money

The official currency of Slovenia is Euro.

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