Republika Slovenija

Republic of Slovenia

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.

Tourism Information...
The Best of Slovenia...
Slovenia's Most Popular Sights...
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

Flag_of_SloveniaRegions of Slovenia…

Carinthia / Koroška Central Sava / Zasavska Central Slovenia / Osrednjeslovenska Coastal-Karst / Obalno-kraška
Drava / Podravska Gorzia / Goriška Littoral-Inner Carniola / Notranjska-Karst Lower Sava / Spodnjeposavska
Mura / Pomurska Savinja / Savinjska Southeast Slovenia / Jugovzhodna Slovenija Upper Carniola / Gorenjska

Country Information...
Capital Ljubljana
Largest City Ljubljana
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Currency Euro (€)
Area 20,273 km Ranked 153rd
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)
Country code +386
Internet TLD .si
Time Zone /Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) / CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the Right
Anthem  Zdravljica
“A Toast”
President Borut Pahor
Prime Minister Miro Cerar
Holidays and Observances in Slovenia in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Thursday New Year holiday National holiday
Feb 8 Saturday Prešeren Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
Apr 27 Monday Day of Uprising Against Occupation National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 2 Saturday Labour Day holiday National holiday
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday National holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Jun 25 Thursday Statehood Day National holiday
Aug 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary National holiday
Aug 17 Monday Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day Observance
Sep 15 Tuesday Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day Observance
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 25 Sunday Sovereignty Day Observance
Oct 31 Saturday Reformation Day National holiday
Nov 1 Sunday Remembrance Day National holiday
Nov 23 Monday Rudolf Maister Day Observance
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Independence and Unity Day National holiday