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Slovenia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Slovenia travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Slovenia.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Republic of Slovenia | Republika Slovenija

Slovenia is an almost-landlocked country in Central-Eastern Europe, just north of the countries within the Balkan Peninsula. Italy is to its west, Austria is to its north, Croatia is to its southeast, and Hungary is to its northeast.  Slovenia has a small coastline on the Adriatic Sea to its west.

Once a part of the country of Yugoslavia, it has modernized much over the past several decades, becoming the first formerly-communist nation to join the Eurozone (currency union).

Travelers find that Slovenia offers a lot to visit for, from the non-touristy streets of the capital Ljubljana to the many rivers and forests which cover the land. Ecotourists also are fond of Slovenia, as it was declared to be the most sustainable country in 2016. Ljubljana is a 45-minute train ride from Austria’s capital Vienna.

The term (demonym) for the people of Slovenia and things from Slovenia is Slovene, though many people still wrongly say Slovenian (including myself, in the past).

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Slovenia Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Slovenia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Ljubljana (& largest city)

Population: 2.09 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Slovene

President: Borut Pahor

Prime Minister: Marjan Šarec

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Area: 20,273 km2 (7,827 mi2)

Dialing Code: +386

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Slovene (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Slovenija (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: None, but 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: None, but 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230V, 50Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: SI

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