FACTS ABOUT SLOVENIA

Area:

total: 20,273 sq km
water: 122 sq km
land: 20,151 sq km

Time

GMT + 1

Coastline:

46.6 km

Climate:

Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east

highest point

Triglav 2,864 m

Natural hazards:

flooding and earthquakes

Geography - note:

Slovenia controls some of Europe's major transit routes (5th and 10th european transit corridor)

Population:

1,935,677 (July 2003)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 15.3% (male 152,341; female 144,189)
15-64 years: 70% (male 687,939; female 666,194)
65 years and over: 14.7% (male 105,837; female 179,177)

Population growth rate:

0.14% (2003 est.)

Birth rate:

9.23 births/1,000 population

Death rate:

10.15 deaths/1,000 population

Infant mortality rate:

total: 4.42 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 75.51 years
male: 71.65 years
female: 79.58 years (2003)

Total fertility rate:

1.27 children born/woman

Ethnic groups:

Slovene 85.1%, Croat 1.8%, Serb 1.98%, Bosniak 1.1%, Hungarian 0.32%, other 9.7% (2002)

Religions:

Roman Catholic 70.8%, Lutheran 1%, Muslim 1%, atheist 4.3%, other 22.9%

Literacy:

total population: 99.7%

Government type:

parliamentary democratic republic

Capital:

Ljubljana

Independence:

25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia) -national holiday

GDP - per capita:

10.900 USD

GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 3.2%
industry: 36.3%
services: 60.5%

 

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