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About Slovenia

Slovenia is a small Central European country with parliamentary democracy, situated next to Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It occupies an area of 20.273 km2. Its capital city is Ljubljana.

Slovenia has been a member of the EU since 1 May 2004.

The landscape consists of forests, lakes, mountains and even a short coastline which offers a lot of opportunities for visiting.

Slovenia in facts

Population: less than 2 million
Official language: Slovenian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Length of coastline: 46.6 km
Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m
Currency: euro (EUR), valid since 1 January 2007.
GDP per capita (in EUR): EUR 17,778 (2011)
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
The phone code for Slovenia: +386
Units of measurement: metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms

Useful phone numbers:

Police Department: 113
Emergency Medical Service: 112
Fire Department: 112
Road assistance number: 1987

National Holidays

January 1 – New Year
February 8 – Prešeren Day, Slovenian Cultural Holiday
April 27 – Day of Uprising Against Occupation
May 1 – May 2 – May Day Holiday
June 25 – Statehood Day
August 15 – Assumption Day
October 31 – Reformation Day
November 1 – All Saints Day
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Independence and Unity Day



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