Fact 1: Location
Slovenia is in the south of Central Europe on the Adriatic Sea coast. It borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and Hungary to the northeast. It covers 20,273 square kilometers and has a population of 2.05 million.
Ljubljana is the capital city.
Fact 2: Languages
Slovene is the official language, but Italian and Hungarian are also spoken.
Listen to a song in English and Slovene!
Fact 3: Government
Slovenia is a parliamentary democracy with a multi-party system. The President is elected by popular vote every five years.
Fact 4: Economy
Slovenia's economy relies on its industry (e.g. vehicles, machinery, pharmaceuticals, among others) and construction.
Fact 5: History
Sloveniva split from Yugoslavia and became an independent country in 1991. Slovenia entered into the EU in 2007.