Country Profile - Slovenia

Name: Republic of Slovenia

Location: Southern Central Europe

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Ljubljana

Language: Slovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official, only in municipalities where Italian national communities reside, Hungarian (official, only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside (2002 census) .

Area: 20,253 sq kms

Population: 2,000,092 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 25 June

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Climate: Continental climate with warm summers and cold winters (snowfalls in the Alps). Mediterranean climate on the coast.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year. 8 Feb Preseren Day (Slovenian Cultural Holiday). 1 May Labour Day.25 Jun National Day. 31 Oct Reformation Day. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Independence Day.

Airline Name: Adria Airways (JP)

International Airports: Brnik (Ljubljana) (LJU), Maribor (MBX), Portoroz (POW)