SLOVENIA

Information about travelling to Slovenia

Slovenia is located in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia

Facts about Slovenia
Population2,007,711 (July 2008 est.
CapitalLjubljana
Time zoneUTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begin
Location Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia

General info about Slovenia
The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Languages spoken
Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)
What about drugs?
minor transit point for cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe, and for precursor chemicals
Ethnic division
Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (2002 census)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
Climate
Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Resources
lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests
Economy
Slovenia, which on 1 January 2007 became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro, is a model of economic success and stability for the region. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. Privatization has lagged since 2002, and the economy has one of highest levels of state control in the EU. Structural reforms to improve the business environment have allowed for somewhat greater foreign participation in Slovenia's economy and have helped to lower unemployment. In March 2004, Slovenia became the first transition country to graduate from borrower status to donor partner at the World Bank. In December 2007, Slovenia was invited to begin the accession process for joining the OECD. Despite its economic success, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovenia has lagged behind the region average, and taxes remain relatively high. Furthermore, the labor market is often seen as inflexible, and legacy industries are losing sales to more competitive firms in China, India, and elsewhere.
Environment
Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain

Cities in Slovenia

ajdovscina     ankaran     beltinci     bled     borovnica     brezice     brezovica pri ljubljani     celje     cerknica     crna na koroskem     crnomelj     domzale     dravograd     gornja radgona     grosuplje     hrastnik     idrija     ig     ilirska bistrica     izola     jagodje     jesenice     kamnik     kocevje     koper     kranj     kranjska gora     kromberk     krsko     lasko     lenart     lendava     lesce     limbus     litija     ljubljana     ljutomer     logatec     lovrenc na pohorju     lucija     maribor     medvode     menges     metlika     mezica     miklavz na dravskem polju     mislinja     mozirje     murska sobota     muta     nova gorica     novo mesto     ormoz     pesnica pri mariboru     piran     pivka     polzela     portoroz     postojna     prevalje     ptuj     race     radece     radenci     radlje ob dravi     radovljica     rakek     ravne     rence     ribnica     rogaska slatina     ruse     sempeter     sencur     senovo     sentjur     sevnica     sezana     skofja loka     skofljica     slovenj gradec     slovenska bistrica     slovenske konjice     solkan     sostanj     spodnja idrija     spodnje hoce     store     straza     tolmin     trbovlje     trebnje     trzic     trzin     velenje     verd     vir     vnanje gorice     vojnik     vrhnika     vrtojba     zagorje ob savi     zalec     zelezniki     ziri     zrece    

National airlines
Adria Airwaysairline website
Englishairline website


Airports in Slovenia
BrnikLJU
MariborMBX
PortorozPOW


Beer in Slovenia (0.33l)
Ambrus~ 3.6 EUR
Ambrus~ 3.6 EUR
Bled~ 1.3 EUR
Celje~ 1 EUR
Celje~ 1 EUR
Cerknica~ 1 EUR
Cerkno~ 1.1 EUR
Cerkno~ 1.1 EUR
Deskle~ 1.1 EUR
Dobrovo~ 1.1 EUR
Dolenjske Toplice~ 1 EUR
Dolga Njiva~ 1.1 EUR
Gornja Radgona~ 1 EUR
Grobelno~ 0.9 EUR
Grosuplje~ 1.1 EUR
Idrija~ 1.1 EUR
Idrija~ 1.1 EUR
Izola~ 3.6 EUR
Jesenice~ 1 EUR
Kamnica~ 0.7 EUR
KAMNIK~ 1.2 EUR
Kamnik~ 1.2 EUR
Kidricevo~ 1 EUR
Kobarid~ 1 EUR
Konjice~ 1.2 EUR
Koper~ 1.2 EUR
Kranj~ 1.1 EUR
Kranjska Gora~ 0.6 EUR
Krasinec~ 1 EUR
Kresnice~ 1 EUR
Krtina~ 1.2 EUR
Laporje~ 0.9 EUR
Lenart~ 1.1 EUR
Lendava~ 1 EUR
Litija~ 1.1 EUR
Litija~ 1.1 EUR
Ljubljana~ 1.2 EUR
Ljubljana~ 1.2 EUR
Logatec~ 1.1 EUR
Lucija~ 1.3 EUR
Maribor~ 1.1 EUR
Maribor~ 1.1 EUR
Menges~ 0.6 EUR
Mojstrana~ 1 EUR
Mozirje~ 1 EUR
Murska Sobota~ 1 EUR
Naklo~ 1.1 EUR
Notranje Gorice~ 1 EUR
Nova Gorica~ 1.2 EUR
Novo Mesto~ 1.1 EUR
Piran~ 1.2 EUR
Portoroz~ 1.3 EUR
Postojna~ 0.8 EUR
Prevalje~ 0.8 EUR
Ptuj~ 1 EUR
Radlje Ob Dravi~ 1 EUR
Radovljica~ 1.1 EUR
Ribnica~ 0.9 EUR
Rogaska Slatina~ 1 EUR
Ruse~ 1 EUR
Sebeborci~ 1 EUR
Senovo~ 1 EUR
Sentjernej~ 0.6 EUR
Sevnica~ 1 EUR
Slovenj Gradec~ 1 EUR
Slovenska Bistrica~ 0.9 EUR
Slovenske Konjice~ 0.9 EUR
Spodnja Besnica~ 1 EUR
Spodnje Duplje~ 1 EUR
Spodnje Gameljne~ 0.8 EUR
Tolmin~ 1 EUR
Trbovlje~ 1 EUR
Trebnje~ 1 EUR
Velenje~ 0.3 EUR
Vipava~ 1.1 EUR
Vrhnika~ 1.1 EUR
Vrhnika~ 1.1 EUR
Zagorje~ 1 EUR
Zbilje~ 1.3 EUR

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