About Slovenia

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About half the size of Switzerland and populated by approximately 2 million people, Slovenia is the only European country that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian plain and the Karst.

With 60 percent of the area covered by woods, it is one of the greenest countries in the world and a true paradise for nature lovers, offering breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, caves and the sea.

Thermal springs with top quality infrastructure and medical service also make Slovenia a desirable destination in the area of health tourism.

Bordering with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, it has been absorbing and remodelling different cultural influences for centuries, ranging from the Roman Empire and Venetian Republic to the Austrian Empire and Yugoslavia. All these influences can be sensed in an amazing variety of architectural styles, dialects and culinary richness of different Slovenian regions.

Slovenia is one of the few countries in the world where tap water is still drinkable and safe.

Basic information

  • Population: 2,055,000

  • Capital: Ljubljana, 280,000 inhabitants

  • International connections: 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 numerous other international organizations

  • Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean

  • Length of coastline: 46.6km

  • Highest mountain: Triglav, 2,864m