Slovenia Travel Overview

Slovenia Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Ljubljana (See more on ITYPEJOB.COM)

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.

Slovenia landscape

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.

Vacation in Slovenia

” 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 to 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.


Currency (sub-unit)

Euro (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

EUR / 978


Continent: Europe

Region: south

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


Slovenia GDP - gross domestic product

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%

Unemployment: 10.3%

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

Demographic data

Residents: 2,010,400

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


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 859,000

Cell Phones: 1,950,000

Radios: 1,046,000

TV: 830,000

Computer: 840,000

Internet users: 1,250,000


Railway lines: 1,229 km

Paved roads: 36,123 km

of which expressways: 513 km

Cars: 936,000

Pipelines: 2,537


Number of doctors: 4,740

Daily food intake: 3,210 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 300



Foundation: 1991

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

Helicopter: 10

Defense Spending: $ 534,000,000


Arriving by plane

Slovenia’s national airline Adria Airways (JP) (Internet: 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).

Flight times

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: travel from Germany and Slovenia.

Arriving by train

There are direct train connections (Internet: 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: 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:

Arrival by ship

Connections from the Adriatic coast to the Italian ports.
A catamaran ferry (Internet: 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:, Potoroz (Internet: and Izola (Internet: