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Slovenia Facts & Figures

Flag of Slovenia
Total area: 20,273 sq km (7,827 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 2,005,692
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Ljubljana - 258,000
Other large cities: Maribor - 92,400; Kranj - 51,225; Celje - 48,081; Koper - 47,539
Currency: Euro
Languages: Slovenian 91%, Serbo-Croatian 5%
Ethnicity: Slovene 93.1%, Croat 1.8%, Serb 2%, Bosniak 1.1%, other 12%
Religions: Catholic 58% Orthodox 2%, other Christian 1%, Islam 2%, none 10%
Time zone: GMT+1; Daylight Savings Time: GMT+2, observed from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October
Electricity: AC 220V/50Hz, European plugs with two round pins are used

Slovenia is a country in Central Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea on the southwest, Italy on the west, Croatia on the south and east, Hungary on the northeast, and Austria on the north. Slovenia is a member of the European Union, as well as it's in the Eurozone and the Schengen area.

Slovenia's north, along the border with Austira, is dominated by Alps. The highest point is Triglav, at 2,864m / 9,396 ft. The Kras Plateau (or Karst Plateau) is located in the southwestern part of the country, between the capital Ljubljana and the coast. This region is famous for numerous caves, underground rivers and gorges. The landscape in the southeast features wide plateaus over 1,000 meters (3,280 ft.) high. East and northeast of the country, towards the Hungarian and Croatian border, is mostly flat.

Slovenia's coastline at the Adriatic Sea is short, taking approximately 43km (27 mi) between Italy and Croatia. The main port is Koper.

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