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Capital: Ljubljana


Total Population: 2,065,042
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 103 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 49.6%
Population of main cities: Ljubljana (278,789); Maribor (95,881); Celje (37,540); Kranj (37,373)
Ethnic Origins: A large majority are Slovenes (about 83%), followed by a mixture of other nationalities, including Croats (about 2%), Serbs (about 2%), Bosniaks (under 2%) and other ethnic groups (about 11%).
Official Language: Slovene or Slovenian.
Other Languages Spoken: Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian are spoken by immigrants, while Italian and Hungarian may be used in the two bilingual regions.
Business Language(s): Most businessmen speak at least one foreign language, English being the most common. Also used are German (especially near the Austrian and Italian border).
Religion: The majority of population is Catholic.
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 20,270 km²
Type of State:  Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, Ex-Transition country, member of the OECD.
The highest per capita GDP among the Eastern European countries.
HDI*: 0.880/1
HDI (World Rank): 25/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Slovenia, dial 00
To call Slovenia, dial +386
Internet Suffix: .si
Computers: 42.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 40.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 70.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 32,03533,37333,94529,70630,449
Exports of Goods (million USD) 32,16334,01935,96931,94932,850
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,5434,6514,9994,2804,677
Exports of Services (million USD) 6,5537,0467,3506,6007,210

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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