SLOVENIA
SLOVENIA-IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
THE LAND AND ITS POSITION
It lies in the heart of Europe between
Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy.
It covers 20256 sq km: the 10th
smallest country in Europe.
4 geographic regions meet here: The
Alps, The Dinaric Alps, The Panonnian
plain and The Mediterraneandiversity
in relief, climate, vegetation, soil.
Climate: -continental in central Slo,
- alpine in NW,
- submediterranean along the
coast
The highest peak: mt Triglav (2864m)
The longest river: Sava
46.6 km of sea coastline;
The 3rd most forested country in Europe
The longest lake: Cerknica-intermittent
POPULATION
2 mio population
BDP per capita:12.000 USD
Independent since 25th June 1991
Member of EU 1st May 2004
Catholic church is the biggest:60%
Official language-Slovene: one of the south Slavic
languages
Regions of Slovenija
Alpine region
Mediterranean region
Dinaric region
Panonian region
Alpine
region
42.1% of Slovenian surface
Almost half of the population lives
here
3 mountain ranges: The Julian Alps,
The Karavanke Alps, The KamnikSavinja Alps
Glacial river valleys
High-karst plateaux: Pokljuka,
Jelovica
Pre-Alpine hills and valleys:
Ljubljana basin, Celje basin
Rivers have karstic sources
Triglav
Logarska dolina
Bled
Triglavska jezera
Pokljuka
Soča
Planica
Kozolec
Idrijska čipka
LjubljanaThe capital
Ljubljana, the capital
of Slovenia
Ljubljansko barje
Zmajski most
Petkovškovo nabrežje
Tromostovje
Dinaric
region
28,2% of Slovenian surface
Hardly any surface waters
A string of karst poljes (fields) with
disappearing rivers
Intermittent lakes: Cerknica
Most forested part of the country
Over 1000 explored caves
The original Karst
Burja: strong wind that blows up to
130 km/h
Lipicanec
Proteus
Cerkniško jezero
Škocjanske jame
Janez Vajkard Valvasor
Pršut
Postonjska jama
Kraško podzemlje
Lipicanci
Mediterannean
region
It covers 8,6% of the surface of
Slovenia
Part of the Mediterranean where
the Adriatic reaches deepest into
Central Europe
Submediterranean climate
Typical landscape
characteristics: vineyards, terraces,
olive plantations, stone houses
Port of Koper: Slovene naval
window to the world
Medieval image of coastal towns:
Piran, Koper
Črni kal
Koper
Soline
Štanjel
Piran
Portorož
Luka Koper
Panonian
region
It covers 21.2% of the surface
Most fertile farm land in Slovenia
Typically continental climate
80 pairs of white storks in the
area
Thermal and mineral watersspa
resorts
Orchards and vineyards on the
hills
Panonska hiša
Bela krajina
Lent
Maribor
Vinska klet
Rogaška Slatina
Kurent
Pisanice
Potica
Ptuj
put together by
Melanija Majdič
March 2005
design by
VVISUALS
Photographs :
Photo Agency Vitrum (Slobodan Plavevski,
Gregor Pohleven),Zdravko Primožič/FPA,
Mateja Gartner,Kodia Photo&Graphis
(Stane Klemenc,Franc Habe,Ciril Mlinar
,ArneHodalič ,Bojan Marčeta ,Igor Modic ,
Marko Feist
Aleš Fevžer ,Andrej Jerovšek ,Dragan Arrigler,
Janez Zrnec)
,Revoz Archives,Luka Koper Archives,
Janez Skok,Bojan Brecelj,
Tomo Jeseničnik,F.A.BOBO, Branko Cvetkovič ,
Luka Fabčič ,Bogdan Kladnik, Bruno Toič,
MORS Archives,Photo Pavšič Zavadlav,
Joco Žnidaršič Leon Vidic
Thank you....
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