Slovenia Travel Overview
Official language: Slovenian
Currency: Euro (exchange rates)
Continent: Southern Europe
The sunny side of the Alps
The small country between Austria and Italy offers a cultural and scenic mix of the two countries.
According to Countryaah, Slovenia lies south of the Alps. The country is surrounded by Austria, Italy and Hungary as well as Croatia. With 2.7 million residents and an area roughly half that of Switzerland, it is one of the smallest countries in the European Union.
The Slovenian landscape is very varied. Karawanken, Julian and Steiner Alps, rivers such as the Soča and finally the coastal region form a unique composition.
” The sunny side of the Alps “, ” the ski resort on the Adriatic ” – Slovenia has won many titles. While these slogans may sound like they come from the tourist web catalog, they mostly apply. Small towns like Kranj, for example, are an ideal vacation spot both in summer and in winter. In winter you can warm up in the valley after the descent and in summer plan the route to the next mountain.
However, you should only spend your vacation in summer – on the Adriatic coast on the beach. Slovenia has a small stretch of coast on the Gulf of Venice in the Mediterranean. Probably the most beautiful coastal town is Piran. The town was part of the Venetian Empire between the 13th and 18th centuries. The architecture on the coast differs considerably from that in the interior.
City trip Ljubljana
The capital Ljubljana offers a lot of culture. The city, which is called Laibach in German, is named in Slovenian after the river Ljubljanica. It is also he who shapes the city. And so the old town is east of the river and the more modern part is west of it. The ” 3 bridges “, three bridges that all lead over the river and end in a square, Prešeren Square, are particularly attractive. There is a statue of the national hero France Prešeren and the University of Ljubljana on the square.
Official language: Slovenian
Euro (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
EUR / 978
Geo coordinates: N 46 ° 9 ‘4.5 ” E 14 ° 59’ 43.7″
Highest mountain: Triglav (2,864 m)
Total area: 20,273 km²
Mainland: 20,151 km²
National border: 1,334 km
Coastline: 47 km
Dependency: Yugoslavia until 1991
UN member since: 1992
Other political affiliation: European Union since 2004
Form of government: Parliamentary republic
Houses of Parliament: bikameral (incomplete)
Party system: A lot of
State building: decentralized
Political culture: Subject culture
Particularities: 2nd chamber after corporate representation
Export goods: Machines, furniture, media rooms
BSP: $ 38,066,000,000
GDP: $ 39,224,000,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 47.9 billion
Economic growth: 3.2%
GDP share of agriculture: 2.8%
GDP share of industry: 36.6%
GDP share of services: 60.6%
Inflation rate: 2.2%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 26.9%
Export: $ 23,070,000,000
Import: $ 23,676,000,000
Foreign debt: $ 22,370,000,000
Gold and currency reserves: $ 7,840,000,000
Electricity consumption: 13,790 million KWh
Gas consumption: 1,250 million m³
Oil consumption: 55,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 9.94%
Bovine: 512,000 pieces
Pigs: 644,000 pieces
Residents in cities: 1,033,600
Minorities: Hungarians, Italians
Average age: 40.6 years
0-14 years: 13.8%
15-64 years: 70.5%
> 65 years: 15.7%
Population growth: -0.05%
Birth rate: 8.98 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 10.31 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 0.88 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.95
Fertility: 1.25 children / woman
Infant mortality: 4.4 ‰
Life expectancy men: 72.68 years
Life expectancy women: 80.29 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: SI
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SVN
ISO 3166 numeric: 705
Top Level Domain: si
IOC country code: SLO
UN / LOCODE: SI
Telephone connections: 859,000
Cell Phones: 1,950,000
Internet users: 1,250,000
Railway lines: 1,229 km
Paved roads: 36,123 km
of which expressways: 513 km
Number of doctors: 4,740
Daily food intake: 3,210 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 300
Last sovereign since: 1991
Main religious group: Christians
Distribution of religions: Catholic
Prison inmates: 1,100
Armed forces (troop strength): 6,000
Main battle tank: 80
Defense Spending: $ 534,000,000
Arriving by plane
Slovenia’s national airline Adria Airways (JP) (Internet: www.adria-airways.com) offers scheduled flight services and charter connections to many European cities. There are daily flight connections to Ljubljana from Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich.
Austrian Airlines (OS) flies from Vienna and Swiss International (LX) from Zurich.
Slovenia is also served by Aeroflot (SO) and Air France (AF).
Frankfurt – Ljubljana: 1 hour 15 minutes; Vienna – Ljubljana: 50 min.; Zurich – Ljubljana: 1 hour 10 min.
Arrival by car
Numerous border crossings to Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The most important are:
Austria: Wurzenpass (Villach) – Korensko Sedlo; Loibltunnel (Klagenfurt) – Ljubelj (Ljubljana); Seebergsattel – Jezersko; Rabenstein – Vic; Eibiswald – Radlje ob Dravi; Spielfeld (Graz) – Sentilj (Maribor); Langegg – Jurij.
Italy: Albaro Veskova – Skofije; Pesse (Trieste) – Kozina; Fernetti (Trieste) – Fernetici (Sezana); Gorizia – Nova Gorica; Passo del Predil – Predel; Fusine Laghi – Ratece.
Hungary: Bajansenye – Hodos.
Croatia: Jelsane – Rupa.
All major border crossings are open around the clock. For more information see Documents and traffic regulations.
Long-distance bus: Eurolines buses (Internet: www.eurolines.com) travel from Germany and Slovenia.
Arriving by train
There are direct train connections (Internet: www.slo-zeleznice.si) between Ljubljana and Belgrade, Budapest, Graz, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Venice, Vienna, Zagreb and Zurich.
Rail travel is convenient and cheap. International trains have sleeping and couchette cars, dining cars and a bar.
Nightjet – night trains (Internet: www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) run from Germany and Switzerland to Slovenia.
Motorail trains are also available. InterRail passes are also valid in Slovenia, for details see p. Germany. Information on timetables – with connection to the international timetable – is available at: Holding Slovenske zeleznice, doo, Kolodvorska 11, 1506 Ljubljana, Tel: +386 (01) 291 33 32. Fax: +386 (01) 291 29 23. E. -Mail: [email protected] ; Internet: www.slo-zeleznice.si.
Arrival by ship
Connections from the Adriatic coast to the Italian ports.
A catamaran ferry (Internet: www.venezialines.com) runs between Potoroz and Venice from March to early November. The drive to Venice takes two and a half hours. There are marinas for sailing boats
in Koper (Internet: www.marina-koper.si), Potoroz (Internet: www.marinap.si/elements/frames-ger.html) and Izola (Internet: www.marinaizola.com).