General Information about Slovenia
Slovenia is a country of 2 million people on the Adriatic Sea, with Italy on its Western border, Austria to the North, Hungary to the the Northeast and Croatia on its Southeastern border. Its capital is Ljubljana.. The Eastern tip of the Alps ends in the north of Slovenia, but half of the land is in forest with the remaining as grasslands. The temperature is mild to hot in the summer months with a cold winter, particularly in the mountain regions.
With a history going back to the Stone Age, a visit to one of the many castles and museums is worth while. For example, the Regional Museum at Celje has the discoveries from a cave inside the OlÅ¡eva Ridge where remains of a hunters base was located with bones of about 40 animals and other artifacts dating back between 20000 and 40000 years. The National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana is in one of the many castles in Slovenia. For the outdoor tourists there are 7 kms of marked mountain hiking and climbing trails. Rafting, kayaking and canoe safaris are also sought after and after the days exercise is finished a visit to one of the many health spas is essential.
Accommodation types are varied in Slovenia from private rooms, guest houses, farm stays, hostels, alpine hostels and hotels readily available to meet most budgets.
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Read about the Geography of Slovenia
Slovenia is located on the Adriatic Sea, with Italy on its Western border, Austria to the North, Hungary to the the North East and Croatia on its South Eastern border. The Eastern tip of the Alps ends in the North of Slovenia. Half of the countries land is covered in forest with the remaining land covered in grasslands.
Find Out About The Climate In Slovenia
The weather in Slovenia is a typical continental climate although in the coastal regions the weather is more of a Mediterranean style. The summer months are mild with temperatures ranging between 24 and 26 degrees while the winters are cooler with an average of 4 degrees. Coastal towns enjoy hot summers, whereas the weather is cooler in the mountainous regions.
Geographical Information On Slovenia
Slovenia can be found in Central Europe and is neighbours with Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Italy on the Gulf of Venice. Its has a coastline of 46.6 kilometres and has a total land mass of 20,151 square kilometres. The countryside is mountainous with deep valleys. Its main rivers the Drava and the Dave run down into Croatia from Slovenia.
Learn About The Economy In Slovenia
Slovenia has a very strong economy which has helped to lower is unemployment rate. The service industry contributes over 60 percent of the country's economy. Because only 12 percent of the country is arable the agricultural industry only provides up to 5 percent of the economy. The industry sector provides up to 39 percent of the economy with the most common producers being aluminium products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics, trucks and auto mobiles.
Festivals and Events
Discover What's On In Slovenia
Slovenia has something happening all throughout the year for the entire family one of the most popular events for the young ones is the Graduation Parade and is know as the largest synchronized dance in the world with over 12,000 students participating in the parade. In the capital in June over three days the Ljubljana Jazz Festival fill the city with music from local and international bands. The year ends with Christmas Markets along the banks of Ljubljana where the whole town joins in on the Christmas spirit.