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Slovenia lies at the intersection of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Dinaric Alps. The great diversity of the Slovenian landscape is matched by its well-preserved natural environment; more than half of Slovenia is forested and over one-third of its territory is included in the Natura 2000 network. Slovenia is a green, creative and smart country; it is a full member of the European Union while remaining fully capable of retaining its own identity. Its free market-based economy is dynamic, digitised, innovative and geared towards sustainable development. Slovenia takes pride in its outstanding sporting achievements, its advanced technologies and science, and its lively artistic creativity and heritage preserved with love and dedication.

Official name: Republic of Slovenia

Capital city: Ljubljana

Other major cities: Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Velenje, Koper, Novo mesto, Ptuj, Nova Gorica, Murska Sobota, Jesenice, Trbovlje

Language: Slovenian, and also Italian and Hungarian in ethnically mixed regions

Currency: Euro

Political system: a democratic republic based on the principle of separation of powers into the legislative, executive and judicial branches; the highest legislative authority is the National Assembly

Population: 2,076,595 (October 2018) 

Land surface: 20,271 km2

Land border length:  1,322 km: 318 km with Austria, 232 km with Italy, 100 km with Hungary and 672 km with Croatia

Coastline length: 47 km

Highest peak: Triglav (2,864 m)

Largest lake: Cerkniško jezero (26 km2)

Longest river: Sava (221 km)

Longest underground cave: Postojnska jama (19.5 km)

Largest protected nature site: Triglavski narodni park (83,982 ha)

Average population age:  43.3 years (October 2018)

Most common male name: Franc

Most common female name: Marija

Most common surname: Novak