A virtual guide to Slovenia, a small country in southeastern Europe south of Austria. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, it is also bordered by Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. The country is almost landlocked, it has a short (46 km) coastline at the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Croatia.
Slovenia occupies an area of 20,273 km², this is about half the size of Switzerland or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey.
The country has a population of 2,064,000 people (in 2016). Largest city and capital is Ljubljana with about 278,000 residents (in 2015). Spoken languages are Slovenian (official; 91%) and Serbo-Croatian (4.5%). The major religion is Christianity (about 60%).
Slovenia‘s weather is influenced by the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, it has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, and a continental climate in the plateaus and valleys to the east.