Tourist Travel Information about Slovenia
Slovenia (Republika Slovenija), is a nation state located in Central Europe. Slovenia has 24 miles of coast on the Adriatic Sea. On land, it neighbors 4 countries: Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.
Slovenia occupies an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts, it covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.06 million. It is largely a mountainous territory, and almost half of the land is forested, and plain in the central and eastern regions. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers, and cold winters in the valleys to the east. Despite its small size, this Alpine country controls some of Europe’s major transit routes.
Mount Triglav, the highest peak, rises to 9,393 ft (2,864 m). The country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, and significant underground watercourses.
Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991. Slovenia enjoys both a strong economy and a stable democracy. Slovenia’s main industries include car parts, pharmacy, electronics, electrical appliances, metal goods, textiles, and furniture.