Language: Slovene; in nationally mixed areas also Italian and Hungarian
Population: 2 million
Area: 20.273 m2
Country code: SI
Currency: EURO (€) from January 1, 2007
Political system: democratic republic
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
Calling code: + 386
International domain surffix: .si
Climate: Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Slovenia became an independent state in 1991. It's a member of the EU from May 1, 2004 and the member of OECD from July, 2010.
Slovenia, part of the former Yugoslavia, is bordered by Croatia on the south, the Gulf of Venice, Italy and the Adriatic Sea to the east with Austria and Hungary forming the northern border.