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flag Slovenia Slovenia: Introduction

Capital: Ljubljana


Total Population: 2,060,484
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 102 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 49.8%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Ljubljana (260,000); Maribor (110,000); Kranj (40,000); Celje (40,000).
Ethnic Origins: The great majority are Slovenes (83.1%) followed by a mixture of other nationalities: Croats (1.81%), Serbs (1.98%), Italians (0.11%), Hungarians (0.32%) and others.
Official Language: Slovene or Slovenian.
Other Languages Spoken: Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian by their immigrants, while Italian and Hungarian may be used in the two bilingual regions.
Business Language(s): Most businessmen speak at least one foreign language, English being the most common. Also used are German (especially near the Austrian and Italian border).
Religion: The majority of population is Catholic.
Literacy Rate: 99.7%

Local Time:

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National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 20,270 km²
Type of State:  Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, Ex-Transition country, OECD accession candidate country.
The highest per capita GDP among the Eastern European countries.
HDI*: 0.875/1
HDI (World Rank): 25/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Slovenia, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Slovenia, Dial +386
Internet Suffix: .si
Computers: 42.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 40.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 70.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 26,50730,09335,52732,03533,412
Exports of Goods (million USD) 26,17729,20034,75632,17334,092
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,3014,2934,5784,2454,461
Exports of Services (million USD) 5,9646,0736,7216,6337,206

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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