In the Heart of Europe

Where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst, there is Slovenia. This small green country extends in the area of 20,273 km2. It is one of the countries with an exceptional number of top athletes and rich cultural creation. In Slovenia it is not difficult to compare the value of goods and services, as they are priced in one of the most important world currencies – in euros.

In Numbers

Population: 2.080.908 (1, 2019)
Position: Slovenia is a Central European country. 
Area: 20,273 km2 
Government: Slovenia is a democratic republic founded on the principle of the separation of powers into legislative, executive and judicial power. 
Capital city: Ljubljana, population: 292.988 (1, 2019). 
President of the Republic: Borut Pahor
Prime Minister: Marjan Šarec
President of the National Assembly: Dejan Židan
International affiliations: Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and a member of NATO since 7 April 2004. It is also a member of many other international organisations.
Administrative division: 58 administrative units, 212 municipalities. 
Other major cities: MariborKranjCeljeKoperNovo mestoVelenjeMurska Sobota
Official language: Slovenian, also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas
Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic; Slovenia also has 40 other officially registered religious communities.
Currency: euro (EUR), valid since 1 January 2007. 
GDP per capita (in EUR): EUR 22.083 (2018) 
Registered unemployment rate: 7,2 % (3, 2019) 
Average age: 43,4 years (1,2019) 
Life expectancy: men 78 years, women 84 years
Average number of children born per woman: 1.6
Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
Time: Central European Time GMT + 1, in summer GMT + 2
Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C 
Mains voltage: 230 V 
Units of measurement: metric – metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms. Temperatures are expressed in degrees Celsius. 
Length of borders: 330 km with Austria , 280 km with Italy, 102 km with Hungary and 670 km with Croatia; in total 1,382 km
Length of coastline: 46.6 km 
Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m 
Geometric centre of Slovenia: Vače 
Average height above sea level: 556.8 m 
Universities: Ljubljana, Maribor and Primorska . 

More interesting information can be found on the website of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

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National Holidays in Slovenia

1 and 2 January New Year’s Day
8 February Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday
12 April Easter
23 April Easter Monday
27 April Day of Uprising against Occupation
1 and 2 May May Day Holiday
25 June Statehood Day
15 August Assumption Day
17 August* Day of Slovenes in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation
15 September* Day of Restoration of the Primorska Region to the Motherland
31 October Reformation Day
1 November All Saints Day
23 November* Rudolf Maister Day
25 December Christmas
26 December Independence and Unity Day

National holidays in the Republic of Slovenia are work-free days except the holidays indicated by *.

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