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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter’s dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow’s rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia’s transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the euro zone and the Schengen zone in 2007.

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Slovenia Tourism Information…

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The Best of Slovenia…

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
Bled Bled Castle
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge
Bophinjsko Jezero Vogel Ski Center
Celji
Divaca Škocjan Caves
Julian Alps
 Kobarid Kobarid Muaeum
Kojak Waterfalls
Koper
Kranjska Gora Lake Jasna
Vrsic
Ljuljana Castle
Old Town
Preseren Square
Logarska Dolina
Maribor
Piran Tartini Square
Town Walls
Postojna Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle
Ptuj
Soča
Tomlin Tomlin Gorge
Triglav National Park

 

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Slovenia Country Information…

Capital:

Ljubljana

Largest City:

Ljubljana

Government:

Unitary Parliamentary
Constitutional Republic

Currency:

Euro (€)

Area:

20,273 km ( 7,827 sq. mi.) Ranked 153rd

Climate:

Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east

Population:

1,978,029 (July 2016 est.) ranked 148th

Language:

Slovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official, only in municipalities where Italian national communities reside), Hungarian (official, only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside) (2002 census)

Ethnic Groups:

Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (2002 census)

Religion:

Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:

+386

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.si

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

 Zdravljica

President:

Borut Pahor

Prime Minister:

Janez Janša

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Holidays and Observances in Slovenia in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 2ThursdayNew Year holidayNational holiday
Feb 8SaturdayPrešeren DayNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
Apr 27MondayDay of Uprising Against OccupationNational holiday
May 1FridayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 2SaturdayLabour Day holidayNational holiday
May 31SundayWhit SundayNational holiday
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 25ThursdayStatehood DayNational holiday
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
Aug 17MondaySlovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation DayObservance
Sep 15TuesdayRestoration of Primorska to the Motherland DayObservance
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 25SundaySovereignty DayObservance
Oct 31SaturdayReformation DayNational holiday
Nov 1SundayRemembrance DayNational holiday
Nov 23MondayRudolf Maister DayObservance
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SaturdayIndependence and Unity DayNational holiday