Slovenia

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Situated in central position between West and East Europe, the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is an emerging destination, characterised by a diversification of the tourist offer : sport, wellbeing, food and wine, art and culture.

 

Capital

Ljubljana (280 081 in 2005)

Surface

20.273 km²

Population

2.040.788 in 2008

Density

99,6/km²

Currency

Euro

Time zone

UTC +1

Language

Slovenian, Italian and Hungarian.

Religion

Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim

Entry requirements

Neither passport nor visa is required for European citizens of the Member States. A valid identity card is sufficient. Most European driving licenses are accepted.

Travelling with pets

Small sized pets like cats, dogs and ferrets must travel with animal passport (in force since 2004) and have an identification microchip or tattoo. Also, be vaccinated against rabies.

Health and safety

Both private and public health structures are good, and medicaments are easily available. No vaccination is required. It is advisable to bring the magnetic card for health assistance. General safety is good, there are no danger zones.

Climate

Slovenia is characterised by various climates. On the coast the climate is sub-Mediterranean, whereas the inland territory is subject to a more continental climate, which varies according to height. Climate on the mountains is typically alpine.

Form of government

Independent since 25th June 1991 from former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is now a parliamentary republic.

Economy

Over the course of the last years, Slovenian economy has notably increased. The leading sector of this change was industry (which employs 40% of the workforce). The key industries are metal, wood processing, sport clothing, electronics. Agriculture activities mainly consist in the cultivation of wheat, corn, fruit and vineyards. The tertiary sector led by tourism is currently developing.

Electricity

Voltage: 220V – Frequency: 50 Hz. It is advisable to bring an adapter.

Post offices, banks and communications

Post offices in Slovenia are open on working days from 8 am to 12 am. In the biggest centres they are open also in the evening and on Saturday afternoon. Banks are open from 9.00 to 12 am, and from 14 to 17 pm, Monday to Friday. In the biggest centres they are open also in the evening and on Saturday from 9 to 12 am. Mobile phone covering is very good.
Country code: 00386
Useful numbers:
Emergency number: 112