• Officially: Republic of Slovenia
  • Capital: Ljubljana


  • Population: 2 million
  • Language: Slovene
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • Member of the European Union and NATO
  • Currency: Euro


  • Area: 20,273 sq km (7,827 sq miles)
  • A small Central European country


  • The first former Yugoslav republic to join the European Union, in May 2004 – shortly after joining NATO.


  • The country signed the Schengen Area agreement on 16 April 2003, and started the full implementation of the convention four years later on 21 December 2007.
  • Within this small country are Alpine mountains, thick forests, historic cities, and a short Adriatic coastline.
  • Slovenia is known for the scenic Lake Bled, the Postojna Cave, Triglav National Park and its many castles.


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This page was last updated on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 by Robert Vinet