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Slovenia

Brief facts about Slovenia

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Location in Europe:
Central Europe - Mediterranean Europe
Area: 20.273 km2
The highest peak : Triglav (2.864 m)
* Length of the Adriatic coastline of Republic of Slovenia 43.157 m (~ 43 km)

*The methodology of the measuring the length of the Slovene coast within the territorial control of the Republic of Slovenia ( based on the Yugoslav official maps as in June 1991).


The measurement was two times in year 2004 and again in year 2006. The starting point was at Lazaret, Zaliv svetega Jerneja (λ 45,594716° , φ : 13,722959°), and the ending point was on the right bank of Dragonja River ( λ 45,476465° , φ : 13,581814°). The upper line of the tide was counted.

The piers and the channels were excludes from the measurement and as well the “coast” of the former sea bay Škocjanski zatok which is nowadays a brackish water moorland. Same are excluded the salt evaporation ponds at Strunjan and Sečovlje.

The measurement was with two precise GPS receivers and due the possible errors repeated after two years with the same method.



Population: ~ 2.000.000

Neightbour countries and lenght of borders:
Austria: 318 km
Croatia: 670 km
Hungary: 102 km
ItalijaItaly: 232 km

Other features:
::caves and karst::
::rivers::
::waterfalls::

Larger Slovenian towns and ~ population:

Ljubljana
(330.000) 270.000
Maribor
103.000
Celje
40.000
Kranj
37.000
Velenje
27.100
Koper
24.600
Novo mesto
22.600
Ptuj
19.000
Jesenice
18.800
Trbovlje
17.500
Nova Gorica
15.000
Murska Sobota
14.000
ŠŠkofja Loka
12.500
Kamnik
11.800
Domžžale
11.700
Izola
10.500
Kočevje
9.300

Geographical division of Slovenia in precentage of territory:

Alps 42.1 %
Dinaric land 28.1 %
Panonian plain 21.2 %
Mediterranean 8.6 %

Protected areas: (Google Earth interface)

number of... area in hectares
National park 1 Triglav National Park 83.807
Regional park 2 Škocjanske jame
Kozjansko
413
20.000
Landscape parks 37 Logarska dolina
Sečoveljske soline
60.298
650
Nature reserves 49 Zelenci 14

Climate:
Alpine in north-west Slovenia
continental (sub panonian) in central Slovenia
sub-Mediterranean in south-west Slovenia (coastline)

Economy:
Gross Domestic Product per capita: ~$29,000 (2011 est.)

Currency : EURO

Slovenian anthem:
God's blessing on all nations,
who long and work for that bright day
when o'er earth's habitations
no war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
that all men free
no more shall foes, neighbours be.
France Prešeren (1800-49)

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