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Learn more about Slovenia.
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Population: 2,011,473 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Ljubljana
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An Introduction to Slovenia
The Slovene lands were part of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria until 1918 when the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power of the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

Slovenia map

Map of Slovenia ( Location ) : 46 07 N, 14 49 E, Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Slovenia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Slovene Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red, with the Slovenian seal (a shield with the image of Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak, in white against a blue background at the center; beneath it are two wavy blue lines depicting seas and rivers, and above it are three six-pointed stars arranged in an inverted triangle, which are taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje, the great Slovene dynastic house of the late 14th and early 15th centuries); the seal is located in the upper hoist side of the flag centered in the white and blue bands.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Slovenia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.01%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 72.18 yrs - Male
    • 79.92 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 812,300 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 710,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 805,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .si

Did you know ... People from Slovenia are called Slovenes
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook