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

Twenty years of national currency

January 2012

On 8 October 1991, Slovenia introduced its own currency and set out on a path of monetary independence. The tolar, its official legal tender at the time, was one of the most important attributes of the Slovenian State. Monetary...

Matevž Lenarčič to fly around the world again

January 2012

The biologist, pilot and photographer Matevž Lenarčič has decided to greet the sky once more. As part of the project he calls GreenLight WorldFlight he plans to fly solo around the world, this time from East to West. While you...

Traditional Slovenian Breakfast day in kindergartens and primary schools

December 2011

On 18 November the Traditional Slovenian Breakfast project was carried out in kindergartens and primary schools throughout Slovenia. During the first hour of school, children breakfasted on brown bread, honey, butter, milk and...

A new tool in the fight against cancer? A considerable achievement by Slovenian scientists

November 2011

A research team has developed a new, highly efficient drug-delivery system based on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticle clusters encapsulated inside a liposome. Their work has been published in the renowned science magazine Nature...