Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. The changing landscape is constantly surprising, time and again. You can have one eye on the sea, then look in the other direction and be surrounded by high mountains. Heading up into the forests, you can see the green plains below you. From upland meadows your view stretches into river gorges. This proximity of opposites and contrasts is a hallmark of the country.
Position: Slovenia is in central Europe.
Area: 20,273 km2
Capital city: Ljubljana | population: 280,000
Other major centres: Maribor, Kranj, Celje, Koper, Novo Mesto, Velenje, Murska Sobota.
Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007.
Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1), Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
Electricity supply: 230 V
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