Brief Facts About Slovenia

Slovenia is a Central European country known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes.

Capital: Ljubljana
Largest city: Ljubljana
Currency: Euro
Official language: Slovenian

The country’s capital city’s (Ljubljana) name translates as “the loved one”.

Ljubljana is pronounced lub-lee-yana.

Ljubljana is the center of Slovenia.

There are 12 museums in the city and they are close to each other. Thus you could visit them all in one day and still have ample time to do other things.

Ljubljana is the European Green Capital of the world for 2016.

Slovenia’s War of Independence in 1991, also known as the Ten-Day War claimed 76 lives. It was also the first war in Europe since World War II.

Slovenia is the only modern day European country that was occupied by both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

The first country to recognize Slovenia as a country was Croatia. Incidentally, the first country to recognize Croatia itself as a country was Slovenia.

There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia

If couples marry at the church on Bled Island the groom must carry the bride up the 99 steps.

The first married couple to summit Everest were from Slovenia.

The world’s oldest vine, at 400 years old, is in Maribor. Pre-aged wine. Nice.

The world’s largest ski jump is in Slovenia and been the site of 60 world record jumps.

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