Consulate General of the Republic Slovenia in Szentgotthard /About Slovenia /

About Slovenia

About Slovenia

  • Capital: Ljubljana
  • Other towns: Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Velenje, Koper, Novo mesto, Ptuj, Nova Gorica, Murska Sobota, Jesenice, Trbovlje
  • Size: 20.273 km2
  • Length of borders: 1370 km: with Austria 318, with Italy 280, with Hungary 102 and with Croatia 670 km.
  • Landscape: Alpine -  42,1%, Dinaric - 28,1%, Pannonian -  21,2%, Mediterranean - 8,6%
  • Length of coastline: 46,6 km
  • Highest mountain: Triglav: 2864 m
  • Largest protected natural area: Triglav National Park: 83,982 ha
  • Second largest protected natural area: Krajinski park Goričko: 46,268 ha
  • Largest karst cave: Postojna cave - 19,5 km
  • Largest lake: Cerknica lake (intermittent) - 26 km2
  • Longest river: Sava - 221 km
  • Inhabitants: 2.062.455 (september 2014)
  • State: democratic parliamentary republic, the state´s authority is based on the principle of the separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers. The highest legislative authority is the National Assembly (90 deputies), which has the right to enact laws.
  • Language: slovenian, in nationally mixed border areas also italian and hungarian;
  • Nationalities (census 2002): Slovenian  83,1%, Croat: 1,8%, Serbian  2,0%, Muslimi (including  Bosniacs), 1,6%, HUngarian 0,3%, Italian 0,1%, others 2,2%, unknown 8,9
  • Religions: 58% (according to the census 2002) Catholics; together there are  43 religious communities registered  in Slovenia.
  • Currency: EUR 

I Feel Slovenia

Photo: Slovenska turistična organizacija

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant colour. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. 

The highest mountain is called Triglav - the name meaning "three-heads" - and it is 2864m high. The mountain is a true national symbol, featured on the national coat of arms and the flag.

The country is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.

Quick and easy access to information in English about Slovenia is available at the portal