country in Central Europe

Slovenia is a country in the southern region of Central Europe. The capital and largest city of Slovenia is Ljubljana. Its major language is Slovenian. Its current population is about 2.0 million. Slovenia's leading exports are manufactured goods and aluminium. It is a parliamentary republic[12] It is a member of the European Union and NATO.[13] The economy of Slovenia is small, open, and export-oriented.

Republic of Slovenia
Republika Slovenija
Anthem: Zdravljica [Note 1]
Location of  Slovenia  (dark green) – on the European continent  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)
Location of  Slovenia  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

and largest city
46°03′00″N 14°30′00″E / 46.05000°N 14.50000°E / 46.05000; 14.50000
Official languagesSlovene (Slovenian)
Recognized languagesItalian
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Nataša Pirc Musar
Robert Golob
National Council
National Assembly
• State of Slovenes,
Croats and Serbs

becomes independent

29 October 1918

4 December 1918
• Yugoslavia becomes a republic
29 November 1943
• Independence from Yugoslavia
25 June 1991
• Total
20,273 km2 (7,827 sq mi) (153rd)
• Water (%)
• 2012 estimate
2,055,496[8] (144th)
• 2002 census
• Density
101[9]/km2 (261.6/sq mi) (106th)
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
• Total
$62.515 billion[10]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
• Total
$45.617 billion[10]
• Per capita
Gini (2007)28.4
HDI (2013)Increase 0.892[11]
very high · 21st
CurrencyEuro ()b (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+386
ISO 3166 codeSI
Internet TLD.sic
  1. Italian and Hungarian are recognised as official languages in the residential areas of the Italian or Hungarian ethnic minority.
  2. Slovenian tolar prior to 2007.
  3. Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states.

History change

A very long time ago, Illyrian and Celtics tribes lived in Slovenia. In the 1st century BC, Slovenia was ruled by the Romans. In the sixth century AD, Slavs lived there. Slovenia was ruled by Austria from 1335 until 1918.

In 1918 it became a part of Yugoslavia. During World War II, Italy, Hungary and Germany took parts of the country but in 1945 it became part of Yugoslavia again.

In June 1991, Slovenia voted to become independent. Yugoslavia's army tried to stop this from happening but following a 10-day war, Slovenia became an independent country.

Currently, it is considered the most advanced country in what is called "Ex-Yugoslavia."[source?] It is also a member of the European Union.

Notable people change

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References change

  1. As defined by the Act Regulating the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and Anthem of the Republic of Slovenia and the Flag of the Slovene Nation ("Zakon o grbu, zastavi in himni Republike Slovenije ter o slovenski narodni zastavi") from 1994 and published on the web page of the National Assembly of Slovenia.
  2. "PisRS". Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2011-12-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Božič, Dragan (3 November 2010). "Katero kitico č'mo kot himno zapet'" [Which Stanza Should We As the Anthem Sing?]. (in Slovenian). ISSN 1854-6544. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  5. Škrinjar, Klara (3 September 2012). "Zdravljica v političnem in pravnem primežu" [Zdravljica in the Political and Legal Vice]. (in Slovenian).
  6. "Census 2002: 7. Population by ethnic affiliation, Slovenia, Census 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2002". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  7. "Površina ozemlja in pokrovnost tal, določena planimetrično, 2005" [Surface area and land cover determined planimetrically, 2005] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  8. "Official Population Cloc". 26 September 2012.
  9. "Gostota naseljenosti, 1. 7" [Population density, 1 July] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Slovenia". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  11. "Human Development Report 2010" (PDF). United Nations. 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  12. Reuvid, Jonathan (2005). Doing Business with Slovenia. GMB Publishing Ltd. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-905050-70-3.
  13. "Slovenia First 20 Years". Slovenia: South Australia Newsletter (58). Winter 2010–2011. ISSN 1448-8175. Retrieved 2012-11-25.

Notes change

  1. Melody by Stanko Premrl.[1][2][3][4] The question whether the entire Zdravljica or only its seventh stanza constitutes the Slovenian national anthem, remains unresolved. Whereas the Constitution of Slovenia determines the title of the poem, the act about the anthem specifically determines its seventh stanza. It has been argued that the act contradicts the constitution and that the question should be resolved by the Slovenian Constitutional Court.[5]

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