Slovenia

Slovenia Overview

Slovenia is a small, mountainous country in central Europe that declared its independence in 1991. In 1918, Slovenia became part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia. In 1946, Yugoslavia became a federal state consisting of six republics, one of which was Slovenia.

The mountain ranges of the west and northern borders attract amateur and enthusiast hikers to its old trails, the Slovene Mountain Transversal being the best known. There are many comfortable mountain lodges operating in the Alpine region throughout the summer and village farmhouses offering accommodation for those who really want to experience the gentle pace of rural life.

CLIMATE

Slovenia’s climate varies greatly from region to region. The mountains have exceptionally cold winters with much snow. Heavy rains fall in early summer. Summers are warm in the mountain valleys but cooler at higher elevations. The coastline has a mild climate. The temperature rarely falls below freezing in winter, and summers are hot and dry. Northeastern Slovenia has cold winters and hot summers. Temperatures can get as high as 100 °F (38 °C) in the summer and frequently fall below freezing in the winter.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Ljubjana
POPULATION: 2 million
LANGUAGE: Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian
CURRENCY: Euro
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +386
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1