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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 2021

Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 2SaturdayNew Year holidayNational holiday
Feb 8MondayPrešeren DayNational holiday
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
Apr 27TuesdayDay of Uprising Against OccupationNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 2SundayLabour Day holidayNational holiday
May 23SundayWhit SundayNational holiday
Jun 8TuesdayPrimož Trubar DayObservance
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 25FridayStatehood DayNational holiday
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
Aug 17TuesdaySlovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation DayObservance
Sep 15WednesdayRestoration of Primorska to the Motherland DayObservance
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 23ThursdaySlovenian Sports DayObservance
Oct 25MondaySovereignty DayObservance
Oct 31SundayReformation DayNational holiday
Nov 1MondayRemembrance DayNational holiday
Nov 23TuesdayRudolf Maister DayObservance
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundayIndependence and Unity DayNational holiday