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Republic of Slovenia
Republika Slovenija
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: Zdravljica [i]
Location of  Slovenia  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)
Location of  Slovenia  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

Capital
and largest city
Ljubljana
46°03′N14°30′E / 46.050°N 14.500°E / 46.050; 14.500
Ethnic groups (2002[4])
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
 - PresidentBorut Pahor
 - Prime MinisterAlenka Bratušek
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseNational Council
 - Lower houseNational Assembly
Establishment
 - State of Slovenes,
Croats and Serbs

becomes independent

29 October 1918 
 - Kingdom of Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes
(Kingdom of Yugoslavia)

4 December 1918 
 - Yugoslavia becomes a republic29 November 1943 
 - Independence from Yugoslavia25 June 1991[5] 
Area
 - Total20,273 km2 (153rd)
7,827 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.7[6]
Population
 - 2012 estimate2,055,496[7] (144th)
 - 2002 census1,964,036
 - Density101[8]/km2 (106th)
262/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$57.955 billion[9]
 - Per capita$28,195[9]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$45.617 billion[9]
 - Per capita$22,192[9]
Gini (2011)23.8[10]
low
HDI (2013)Steady 0.892[11]
very high ·21st
CurrencyEuro ()[ii] (EUR)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+386
ISO 3166 codeSI
Internet TLD.si[iii]
  1. ^Melody by Stanko Premrl.[Note 1]
  2. ^Slovenian tolar prior to 2007.
  3. ^Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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