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    Information about Slovenia

    About Slovenia

    Slovenia is a country situated in Europe and has its borders with Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary and the Adriatic sea. Its area is around 20273 km.sq and its population of nearly 2.05 million. Its capital is Ljubljana. Slovenia is a mountainous country which has a continental climate. It is enriched with the dense water network. Half of the whole country is covered by forests. The majority of the population present here is Slovene, although the slaves, Germanic, romance and Hungarian languages are present. Italian and Hungarian are its co-official languages. Being a secularized country, Catholicism as well as Lutheranism still exists. Slovenia was severely hurt by Euro zone crisis, started in late 2000's.

    History of Slovenia

    The current territory of Slovenia was part of different states which include Roman Empire and Holy Roman Empire, followed by the Habsburg Monarchy. Self-determination was exercised by them as they co-founded internationally unrecognized state of Slovens, Croats and Serbs which merged with the Kingdom of Serbia. It was annexed by Germany, Italy and Hungary during World War II . Later it was a founding member of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, which was later renamed as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Slovenia split from Yugoslavia and became independent on June 1991.Slovenia was devastated by Barbarian incursions in late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, since the main route from the Pannonian plain in Italy ran through current Slovenia. Between the mid 14th century and 1918, most of Slovenia was under Habsburg rule. Currently it is a modern state, and a European Union and NATO.

    Geography of Slovenia

    Slovenia lies between latitudes 45" and 47" N and longitudes 13" and 17" E. It lies in Central and Southeastern Europe, which touches Alps and borders Mediterranean. Its Geometrical Center is located at coordinates 46"07'11.8"N and 14"48'55.2"E. Triglav is its highest peak towering 2864m or 9396 ft. And its average height above sea level is 557m or 1827ft.The Alps, the Dunarides, the Pannonian plain and the Mediterranean meet in Slovenia. Slovenia has a “Karst Topography"in Kras plateau. A region of underground rivers, gorges and caves, between Ljubljana and Mediterranean. 90% of the total surface of Slovenia are 200m above sea level. Half of all over the Slovenia consists of forests (10,124km. Sq) which makes it ranking third in most forested country in Europe. It is a Seismic zone because of the position of the small Adriatic plate which is squeezed between the Eurasian plate to the north and the African plate to the south and rotates counter-clockwise. Slovenia consists of four macro regions ie. The Alpine, the Mediterranean, the Dinaric and the Pannonian landscapes. Some of its protected areas include parks (national, regional, nature) in which Triglav National Park is the largest.

    Climate of Slovenia

    Slovenia lies in temperate latitudes. Its climate changes due to its variety of relief, the influence of the Alps and Adriatic sea. Continental climate prevails in winter and summer temperatures. Sub-Mediterranean climate prevails in its coastal region. Precipitation varies across the country and snow fall is quite frequent in winter. It is not very windy as it lies in the slipstreams of the Alps. Average wind speed is lower than its planes of neighboring countries. There are three winds of particular regional importance:-
    1. The Bora
    2. The Jugo
    3. The Foehn
    In which the Bora and the Jugo littoral and the fen is warm and humid. Slovenia's part belongs to the black sea basin and the Adriatic sea basin belongs to smaller. Further division is done in small units as mura ruen basin, the Drava rain basin, the Sara ruen kolpa and Adriatic runs. The country is present with 24000 animal species, thus accounting for 1% of world's total organisms despite being relatively a smaller country. Marrots,Alphin iben and chamois are some examples .Numerous deer, roe deer, bear and hooves are also present. Dourouse features as a special in Slovenian beech forests, eurasian lynm,wild cats, foxes and jackals constitute as carnivorous. It is home to a number of rare species like vertebrates such as the Alm. More than 24000 fungal species have been found in Slovenia with exception of lechen-forming fungi, oak and beech are predominant in central European forests whereas spruce, fur and pine are common in the mountains. Lime/linden tree is also common. Flowers such as Daphne,blagayana, gentias,primula auricula, cypripedous, culceolus etc are found.

    Tourist Attraction in Slovenia

    Wide variety of natural and cultural amenities are offered in the country. Ljubljana has many important Baroque and Vienna secession buildings with several important works of native born architect Joze Plecinik. Julian Alps with the picturesque Lake Bled and the Socca Valley, Munt Triglav within Triglav National Park is present. Caves such as Postojna cave, the UNESCO-listed Skockjan caves are a great source of attraction. The Venetian Gothic (most important historical monument) lies in the Mediterranean town of Piran.Settlement of Portoroz attracts crowds in summer. Maribor and the neighboring hills are renowned for wine making. Historic cities like Ptuj, Skokja, Loka and castles like Predjama castle are popular tourist place. Perla in Nova Gorcia is an important and largest casino. Congress and gambling tourism are also famous. Foreign tourists also come from key European markets and hence 90% of total tourist income is earned from Europeans.

    Hotels in Slovenia

    • Hotel Penzion Mayer-Bled, Slovenia
    • Hotel Kempinski Palace Portoroz-Portoroz, Slovenia
    • Hotel Grand Union-Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Plaza Hotel Ljubljana- Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Hotel Piran-Piran, Slovenia
    • BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Slon-Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Hotel Kristal-Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
    • Hotel Sotelia-Podcetrtrek, Slovenia
    • Ramada Hotel & Suites Kranjska Gora-Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
    • Hotel Habakuk-Maribor, Slovenia

    Slovenia Culture

    Slovenia has a widespread built heritage which includes 2500 churches, 1000 cattle, ruins and manor houses, farmhouses and special structures to dry hay, called hay racks. The medieval and Baroque building on Bled Island is the most important and the picturesque church castle above the lake is a museum and restaurant with a view. There is an interesting fortress called the Predjama castle, which is half hidden in a cave is located near Postojna. Durje Babe Flute features in the museum of Ljubljana and others and also the wheel of the world is featured which are quite unique. Ljubljana consists of modern architecture and Peacenik's architecture and his innovative paths and bridges are notable. Vegetarian dishes, soup etc are their favorite dishes.

    International Airports in Slovenia

    Here is the list of Airports in Slovenia:
    • Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport-Ljubljana (International)
    • Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport-Maribor (International)
    • Portoroz Airport-Portoroz (International)
    • Adjovscina Airport-Adjovscina (Sport Airfield)
    • Bovec Airport-Bovec( Sport Airfield)
    • Celje Airport-Celje (Sport Airfield)
    • Lesce-Bled Airport-Lesce (Sport Airfield)
    • Postojna Airport-Postojna (Sport Airfield)
    • Ptuj Airport-Ptuj (Sport Airfield)
    • Cerkelje ob Krki Air Base-Cerkelje ob Krki Airport (Sport Airfield, Military Airport)
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 31, 2015

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    Facts about Slovenia

    Independence Day25-Jun-91
    ClimateMediterranean and continental
    Area20,273 sq km
    CurrencyEuro (EUR)
    Dialling Code386
    NeighboursAustria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy