Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Ple?nik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.
Languages: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%
Ethnic Groups: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12%
Belief Systems: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1%
Population: 2.05 million people (World Rank: 147th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 263 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 111th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.231 %/yr (World Rank: 191st) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 79.6 years (World Rank: 45th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 41.5 years (World Rank: 10th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Slovenia
in Washington D.C.
Slovenian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Slovenia