SLOVENIA IN BRIEFMAIN DATASlovenia : to the north borders to Austria; Hungary is to the east; Croatia to the south and Italy to the west.Full name: Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija)Inhabitants: 2.055.527 (1 April 2012)Capital: Ljubljana (260,000)State: Democratic parliamentary republic since 25 June 1991, Member of the European Union since 1 May 2004Currency: EuroOfficial languages: Slovene; in some nationally mixed border areas also Hungarian and ItalianOther languages: English, German, Croatian, Serbian
FLAGThe national flag of Slovenia features three equal horizontalbands of white (top), blue, and red, with the Slovenian coat ofarms located in the upper hoist side of the flag centred in thewhite and blue bands. The coat of arms is a shield with theimage of Mount Triglav, Slovenias highest peak, in whiteagainst a blue background at the centre; beneath it are twowavy blue lines representing the Adriatic Sea and localrivers, and above it are three six-pointed golden stars arrangedin an inverted triangle which are taken from the coat of arms ofthe Counts of Celje, the great Slovenian dynastic house of thelate 14th and early 15th centuries.
FAMOUS FOOD The Slovenian cuisine is not uniform, but diverse and influenced by the diversity of Slovenian landscape and neighbouring culture.POTICA: cake or KRANJSKA ŽGANCI was apastry of yeast bread KLOBASA: a stuffed typical everydaywith one or more ball or meat lump. meal of the centralfillings. and Alpine part of Slovenia in the past.
PRŠUT (Karst dry- ŠTRUKLJI, one of PREKMURSKAcured ham), is usually the best recognised GIBANICA, a layeredsliced thin and served dishes . cake, originating inuncooked . the region of Prekmurje.
RIVERSoča Due to its beautiful green water, the river is also known underthe name "The Emerald Beauty". It is said to be one of the fewrivers in the world that still have such a colour. It is the longestriver in Slovenia.
LAKESBLED; Lake Bled is a glacial lake in the Julian Alps. In the middle of the lake there is the only island in Slovenia.BOHINJSKO JEZERO; Lake Bled is a glacial lake in the Julian Alps. In the middle of the lake there is the only island in Slovenia. Bled Bohinjsko jezero
MOUNTAINSTRIGLAV is the highest mountain in Slovenia. It lies in the Julian Alps. It’s 2864 metres high. Its name means "three- headed". The mountain is Slovene national symbol. At the top of the mountain stands a small metal structure, the Aljaž Tower.
CITIESLJUBLJANA is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is located in the centre of the country.MARIBOR is the second largest city in Slovenia. The Drava river flows through it.PIRAN is a town besides the Adriatic Sea. The town has preserved the medieval layout with narrow streets and compact houses. Its a popular tourist spot. Piran Ljubljana
LIPICA: The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner is a breed of horse that takes its name from one of the earliest stud farms established, located near the Kras village of Lipica (spelled "Lipizza" in Italian), in modern-day Slovenia.POSTOJNA: Postojna Cave is about a 20 kilometre long Karst cave system near Postojna. It is the longest cave system in the country and one of the top Slovene touristic attractions. It’s also the most visited show cave in Europe. Lipica Postojna cave
…and that you haven‘t fallen asleep! Nika & Evita