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.

10 reasons to add Slovenia to your travel list

Slovenia is a unique destination committed to sustainability, which offers experiences that are intended for individuals, couples, groups of friends or families all year round. It’s a country where everyone can find something for themselves: active experiences in the embrace of pristine nature, city breaks topped with culture, relaxing holidays in spa centres or gastronomic pampering with local flavours in first-class restaurants. Check out why Slovenia excites travellers and media outlets from around the world and find ideas for your next dream holiday.

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In Numbers

Population: 2.100.123 (7, 2020)
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: 294.113 (7, 2019). 
President of the Republic: Borut Pahor
Prime Minister: Janez Janša
President of the National Assembly: Igor Zorčič
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 23.165 (2019) 
Registered unemployment rate: 9,1 % (8, 2020) 
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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Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Take a tour through our green story

Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Slovenia celebrates its 30th anniversary.

In 2021, Slovenia celebrates its 30th anniversary of independence. Slovenia declared its independence on 25 June 1991. It has been an EU member state since 2004 and a euro area country since 2007.

Welcome to the 2021 European Region of Gastronomy

Slovenia is the proud holder of the title of the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. It convinced the commission with its numerous sustainability measures, gastronomic delicacies, high quality of local food and the exceptional pride and passion of all participating stakeholders. Together we are taking further steps towards the goal of making Slovenia a world-renowned green country in the field of gastronomy, sustainable tourism, nutrition education and supply of quality food.

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Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

In 2021, Slovenia will take over the six-month Presidency of the Council of the EU for the second time. The Presidency will run from 1 June and 31 December 2021. The slogan of the Slovenian Presidency is "Together. Resilient. Europe.", which reflects the efforts to actively contribute to strengthening the EU's resilience to health, economic, energy, climate and cybercrises.

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Slovenia at EXPO 2020 in Dubai

Slovenia will be one of 190 countries taking part at Expo, the world's largest fair, between 1 October 2021 and 10 April 2022 in Dubai. Slovenia will participate under the "Slovenia. Green and Smart Experience" slogan to emphasise the sustainable, modern and creative character of Slovenia. These characteristics are also reflected in the pavilion, which has been designed as a green oasis floating in the water and will be situated in a 1550-square-metre showroom designed around the topic of sustainability. Slovenia will tell the world the stories about the unique combination of unspoilt nature, knowledge, innovations and breakthrough industry.

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National Holidays in Slovenia 2021

1 and 2 January New Year’s Day
8 February Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday
4 April Easter
5 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 *.

Explore the Beauties of Nature and Culture

Travelling around Slovenia can be full of interesting experiences. Pleasant cities, countryside and mountains, relaxation at thermal spas or discovering exceptional culinary delights. Check the entire offer.

Spas and health resorts

Rest, relax and enjoy the soothing power of thermal waters and wellness treatments.

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Active holidays

Active adventures in nature.

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Culture

Slovenia boasts a rich cultural tradition.

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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Top 10 sights

Must-see attractions in green Slovenia!

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Cities and destinations

Small towns for big adventures.

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Architectural sights

Discover Slovenia's greatest architectural treasures.

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Festivals

You can enjoy the work of some of the most important creators and performers from all over the world if you visit festivals in Slovenia.

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