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

The linden tree - a tree of friendship, love and loyalty

June 2011

The linden tree continues to have most symbolic importance in terms of the establishment of Slovenian statehood. Twenty years ago, on the day the Republic of Slovenia proclaimed its independence and sovereignty, a linden tree was...

Let's Clean the Balkans In One Day!

May 2011

From 15 to 17 April 2011, the Ecologists Without Borders Association organized the Let's Clean the Balkans In One Day! regional conference that took place in Rimske toplice and was attended by 61 representatives from 11 countries...

Mysterious pile-dwellers, a revelation about prehistoric people in the Ljubljansko barje

April 2011

While pharaohs commissioned the building of huge pyramids for their afterlife and ruthlessly exploited their people to this end, some European tribes were much wiser. They are called pile-dwellers or lake-dwellers and in Slovene...

ACER – the first EU agency based in Slovenia

April 2011

On 3 March 2011, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) opened in Ljubljana. Its main task will be to promote cooperation between national regulators at EU level and complement the functions they perform.