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SLOVENIA

SLOVENIA

AREA and LOCATION

Slovenia, officially Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Central European country that borders with the Mediterranean and the Alps. It extends over an area of 20,273 square km. Most of Slovenia’s territory is on elevated land – mountains and plateaus.

 

BORDERING COUNTRIES

Italy (232 km), Hungary (102 km), Croatia (670 km), Austria (330 km)

 

THE CAPITAL CITY and MAJOR CITIES

Ljubljana, which is the largest city with a population of 280,000 inhabitants (2009). Other larger cities include Koper (24,568, Slovenian Litoral Region); Kranj (36,071, Upper Carniola Region), Maribor (93,584, Lower Styria Region); Novo mesto (22,849, Lower Carniola Region)

 

CLIMATE

Slovenia has a Continental climate in the northeast of the country ; Alpine climate in the high mountain region and a sub-Mediterranean climate in the coastal region. These three climatic systems interact variably.

 

AREA CODE

+386

 

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

 

 

DISTANCES

Ljubljana is situated 393 km from Budapest, 279 km from Vienna,

115 km from Zagreb and 183 km from Venice

 

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

General emergency line 112

Police 158

Ambulance 112

Fire Service 110

Toll-free telephone numbers in Slovenia begin with 080

Telephone Inquiries 118

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
http://www.lju-airport.si/eng/default.asp
Maribor

http://www.maribor-airport.si

 

Portorož

http://www.portoroz-airport.si

 

LANGUAGE

The official language is Slovene (South Slavic language group). In the ethnically mixed regions alongside Hungarian and Italian borders, Hungarian and Italian are also official languages. Apart from Slovene, the majority of Slovenes speak Croatian, English and German (Eurobarometer).

 

MOBILE OPERATORS

Debitel – http://www.debitel.si/, Izi – http://www.izimobil.si/index.jsp, Mobitel – http://www.mobitel.si, SIMobil – http://www.simobil.si, T-2 – http://www.t-2.net/, Tusmobil – http://www.tusmobil.si/

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (2010)

1 Jan – 2 Jan New Year, 8 Feb Preseren Day (Slovenian Cultural Holiday), 5 Apr Easter Monday, 27 Apr Resistance Day, 2 May Labour Day Holiday, 23 May Pentecost, 25 Jun National Day, 15 Aug Assumption, 17 Aug Slovenians Incorporated into the Mother Nation, 15 Sep Restoration Day, 31 Oct Reformation Day, 1 Nov All Saints’ Day, 23 Nov Rudolph Maister Day, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Independence Day.

 

POLITICAL SYSTEM
Parliamentary republic, since May 1, 2004 – part of the European Union.

 

POPULATION

2,064,199

POWER NETWORK

230 V/50 Hz 3-phase 400 V AC used for heavy duty applications.

 

PRESIDENT

Borut Pahor since 2012.

 

RAIL TRANSPORT

Slovenian Railways

http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/

ROAD TRANSPORT:

BUS:

Media Bus
http://mediabus.si/?page=opodjetju&lang=en

 

SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited in all closed public and work premises according to the new anti-smoking law (in force since August 2007).

 

Companies can be fined between 2,000 and 33,000 euros for violations, sole traders between 800 and 4,000 euros and the responsible person in a company from 400 to 1,000 euros.

An indiviudual who breaches the smoking ban must pay a penalty of 125 euros.

 

 

TAXIS
Taxi druzstvo Ljubljana (cca 30 € to the Brnik Airport), Taxi Laguna (tel. 080 11 17), Intertours Taxi (tel: 031 311 311), Taxi Metro (tel. 080 11 90) charge reasonable prices. Taxis hailed in the street tend to be expensive, it is advisable to order by phone.

 

TIME

Standard time zone: Central European Time (CET), UTC/GMT + 1 hours, Summer (DST) –  CEST (UTC + 2)

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