Slovenia

Mt. Triglav (2.864 m). Photo: K. Kunaver /STB

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant colour. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.

The highest mountain is called Triglav - the name meaning "three-heads" - and it is 2864m high. The mountain is a true national symbol, featured on the national coat of arms and the flag.

The country is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.

Features

Let’s clean Slovenia to make a nicer world - On the project Let’s Clean Slovenia 2012

April 2012

The main event of the project Let’s Clean Slovenia 2012 was a clean-up action which took place in 207 Slovenian municipalities between 23 and 24 March 2012.

Rebirth of ski jumping

March 2012

This year, ski jumping in Slovenia has received fresh impetus. In all competitions, Slovenian jumpers are ranked among the world ski jumping elite. Ski jumping has spread throughout Slovenia with over 1,000 boys and girls...

Seed Library

March 2012

The preservation of different plant varieties – especially native and traditional – is of vital importance in maintaining the biodiversity of cultivated plants. Seed libraries have proved to be a good practice to follow in...

Jelka Reichman - Slovenian Woman of the Year

January 2012

"This year, Jana magazine's readers chose the lady who managed to entice childhood into eternity." It was with these words that the editor-in-chief and managing editor of Jana announced the Slovenian Woman of the Year 2011. In...