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Slovenia Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Ljubljana
Government parliamentary democratic republic
Currency € euro (EUR)
Area 20,273 sq km
Population 2,054,199 (July 2009 est.)
Language Slovenian; Italian, and Hungarian (minorities)
Religion Roman Catholic 84.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.4%, Muslim 2.3%, Protestant 0.9%, atheist 10.1%
Electricity 230V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code 386
Internet TLD .si
Time Zone UTC +1

Slovenia (Slovenija) is a country in Central Europe that lies in the eastern Alps at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, with Austria to the north, Italy to the southwest, Hungary to the northeast and Croatia to the south. Despite its small size, Slovenia has a surprising variety of terrain, ranging from the beaches of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Julian Alps, to the rolling hills of the south. Slovenia was already more economically advanced than other nations behind the iron curtain prior to European integration and the powerhouse of Tito's Yugoslavia. Contrary to the popular misconception, Slovenia was not a part of the Eastern bloc (not after the Yugoslavian notorious split with the Soviet Union in 1948). Added the fact that Slovenia is also home to some of the finest scenery in the "New Europe", the transition from socialism to the European common market economy has gone well and serves as a model for other nations on the same track to follow.


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