Slovenia Guide

Slovenia Guide

Country data

Location: Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 20,273 km²

Land area: 20,151 km²

Water area: 122 km²

Length of the state border: 1,086 km

Bordering countries:
Italy: 199 km
Croatia: 455 km
Austria: 330 km
Hungary: 102 km

Coastline: 47 km

Capital: Ljubljana

Districts: 211
Ajdovscina, Apace, Beltinci, Benedikt, Bistrica ob Sotli, Bled, Bloke, Bohinj, Borovnica, Bovec, Braslovce, Brda, Brezice, Brezovica, Cankova, Celje, Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Cerknica, Cerkno, Cerkvenjak, Cirkulane, Crna Koroskem, Crnomelj, Destrnik, Divaca, Dobje, Dobrepolje, Dobrna, Dobrova-Polhov Gradec, Dobrovnik / Dobronak, Dolenjske Toplice, Dol pri Ljubljani, Domzale, Dornava, Dravograd, Duplek, Gorenja Vas-Poljane, Gorisnica, Goris Gornji Grad, Gornji Petrovci, Grad, Grosuplje, Hajdina, Hoce-Slivnica, Hodos, Horjul, Hrastnik, Hrpelje-Kozina, Idrija, Ig, Ilirska Bistrica, Ivancna Gorica, Izola / Isola, Jesenice, Jezersko, Jursinci, Kamnik, Kanal, Kidricevo, Kobarid, Kobilje, Kocevje, Komen, Komenda, Koper-Capodistria, Kosanjevica na Krki, Kostel, Kozje, Kranj, Kranjska Gora, Krizevci, Krsko, Kungota, Kuzma, Lasko,Lenart, Lendava / Lendva, Litija, Ljubno, Ljubljana, Ljutomer, Log-Dragomer, Logatec, Loska Dolina, Loski Potok, Lovrenc na Pohorju, Luce, Lukovica, Majsperk, Makole, Maribor, Markovci, Medvode, Menges, Metlika, Mezica, Miklavz na Dravskem Polju, Miren-Kostanjevica, Mirna, Mirna Pec, Mislinja, Mokronog-Trebelno, Moravce, Moravske Toplice, Mozirje, Murska Sobota, Muta, Naklo, Nazarje, Nova Gorica, Novo Mesto, Odranci, Oplotnica, Orranci, Oplotnica, Pesnica, Piran / Pirano, Pivka, Podcetrtek, Podlehnik, Podvelka, Poljcane, Polzela, Postojna, Prebold, Preddvor, Prevalje, Ptuj, Puconci, Race-Fram, Radece, Radenci, Radlje ob Dravi, Radovljica, Ravne na Koroskem, Recica ob Savinji, Rence-Vogrsko, Ribnica, Ribnica na Pohorju, Rogaska Slatina, Rogasovci, Rogatec, Ruse, Selnica ob Dravi, Semic, Sevnica, Sezana, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenske Konjice,Sodrazica, Solcava, Sredisce ob Dravi, Starse, Straza, Sveta Ana, Sveta Trojica v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Andraz v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Jurij ob Scavnici, Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Tomaz, Salovci, Sempeter,, Sentjernej, Sentjur, Sentrupert, Skocjan, Skofja Loka, Skofljica, Slovenj Gradec, Smarje pri Jelsah, Smarjeske Toplice, Smartno ob Paki, Smartno pri Litiji, Sostanj, Store, Tabor, Tisina, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Trznic Vas, Trznovska, Trzin, Turnisce, Velenje, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Zetale, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zuzemberk ZreSveti Jurij ob Scavnici, Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Tomaz, Salovci, Sempeter-Vrtojba, Sencur, Sentilj, Sentjernej, Sentjur, Sentrupert, Skocjan, Skofja Loka, Skofljica, Slovenj Gradec, Smarice pri Jesnoah, Smarje pri Jesnoah, Smarje, Smartno pri Litiji, Sostanj, Store, Tabor, Tisina, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Trebnje, Trnovska Vas, Trzic, Trzin, Turnisce, Velenje, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Zetale, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zrece, ZuzemberkSveti Jurij ob Scavnici, Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Tomaz, Salovci, Sempeter-Vrtojba, Sencur, Sentilj, Sentjernej, Sentjur, Sentrupert, Skocjan, Skofja Loka, Skofljica, Slovenj Gradec, Smarice pri Jesnoah, Smarje pri Jesnoah, Smarje, Smartno pri Litiji, Sostanj, Store, Tabor, Tisina, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Trebnje, Trnovska Vas, Trzic, Trzin, Turnisce, Velenje, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Zetale, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zrece, ZuzemberkTrbovlje, Trebnje, Trnovska Vas, Trzic, Trzin, Turnisce, Velenje, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zrece, ZuzemberkTrbovlje, Trebnje, Trnovska Vas, Trzic, Trzin, Turnisce, Velenje, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zrece, Zuzemberk

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 386 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Triglav 2,864 m

Population

Population: approx. 2 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: -0.2% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 99

Life expectancy: 74 (male), 82 (female)

Official language: Slovenian

Religions:

  • 58% Roman Catholic
  • 2% Muslim
  • 2% Orthodox
  • 28% other

Climate

Hot summers with temperatures often above 25 ° C are normal for Slovenia. The winter months are cold with temperatures around 0 ° C.

Slovenia

Rain can be expected all year round. However, it rains most often in the summer months.

Currency / finance

Currency unit: Euro (EUR)

Classification: 1 euro = 100 cents

ATMs: Plenty available.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many larger hotels and shops.

Regulations: The national and foreign currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

Due to the current refugee situation, more border controls are being carried out at the borders with Croatia, Austria and Hungary.

Economy

Slovenia has had a well-developed and diversified economy for a long time.

However, almost the entire infrastructure was destroyed by the civil war.

With the help of foreign support, the most important branches of industry are currently being rebuilt.

Industries: electronics, chemistry, vehicle construction, mechanical engineering, metal processing, smelters, textiles

Natural resources: bauxite, lead, coal, mercury, silver, uranium, hydropower, zinc

Land use:

  • Usable land: 12%
  • Grain cultivation: 3%
  • Pasture area: 24%
  • Forests: 54%
  • other: 7%
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