Republic of Slovenia is located in the central of the European Continent, with a population of 1,996,617, making it the 146th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Ljubljana with a total population of 280,278. The country
encompasses 20,273 square kilometers making it the 15
5th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Austria,
Hungary, Croatia, Adriatic Sea and Italy.

President Borut P
ahor is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that
position for five years and is eligible for a second term.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa is recognized as the Head of
Government and achieves that status following National Assembly elections, when the leader of the majority party or the
leader of the majority coalition is usually nominated to become Prime Minister by the President and is elected by the
National Assembly and holds that position four years. Its form of government is a parliamentary republic and they celebrate
the creation of their constitution on 23rd of December 1991.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian and other and unspecified tongues. It counts
among its major religions Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, other Christian, unaffiliated and other, unspecified and no faiths. As
sources of mass communication it has 10 AM, 230 FM and 31 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Triglav, its highest point at 2,864 meters and the Adriatic Sea its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterway is the Adriatic Sea, which measures 46.6 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are ferrous metallurgy and aluminum
products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics, trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles,
chemicals and machine tools. Its official currency is the Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Slovenia. Despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of
Europe's major transit routes.
Drava River
Sarma- A traditional
New Years meal of
sauerkraut stuffed with
rice and meat
Ljubljana- Slovenia's
capital and largest city
Mura River
Natural Arch in Rakov
Kocjan
Sava River
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Updated 09 February 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

less than 1,000

less then 100
Slovenian women in
traditional Kazach
dress
Triglav Peaks-
Slovenia's highest point
Koper on the Adriatic
Sea- Slovenia's lowest
point
Briginj- Slovenia's
westernmost point on
the border with Italy
Grand Kolpa River-
Slovenia's
southernmost point on
the border with Croatia
Kuzma- Slovenia's
northernmost point on
the border with
Hungary and Austria
Lendava- Slovenia's
easternmost point near
the border with
Hungary and Croatia
Secovlje- a disputed
border town with
Croatia on the Gulf of
Trieste
Dravograd on
Slovenia's border with
Austria
Nova Gorica on
Slovenia's border with
Italy
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