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despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe's major transit routes
Slovenia history
The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I.

In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929.

After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule.

Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war.

Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state.

Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.
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Conventional long form: Republic of Slovenia

Conventional short form: Slovenia

Local long form: Republika Slovenija

Local short form: Slovenija

Formerly known as: People's Republic of Slovenia, Socialist Republic of Slovenia
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Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana
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Slovenia Constitution:

adopted 23 December 1991;

amended 14 July 1997 and 25 July 2000
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Slovenia population growth rate: -0.185%
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Slovenia highest point: Triglav 2,864 m
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Slovenia lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
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About 9% of Slovenia's land is arable.
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Sava River is the Longest River in Slovenia
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Slovenia birth rate is 9 births/1,000 population
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Slovenia infant mortality rate is 4 deaths/1,000 live births
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Slovenia fertility rate is 1.32 children born/woman
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Slovenia climate:

Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
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Top 10 cities of Slovenia with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Ljubljana: 272,220
2. Maribor: 95,171
3. Celje: 37,520
4. Kranj: 36,874
5. Velenje: 25,456
6. Koper/Capodistria: 24,996
7. Novo Mesto: 23,341
8. Ptuj: 18,164
9. Trbovlje: 15,163
10. Kamnik: 13,644
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Slovenia ethnic groups:

Slovene - 83.1%

Serb - 2%

Croat - 1.8%

Bosniak - 1.1%

other or unspecified - 12%
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Slovenia Exports:

manufactured goods
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Slovenia Imports:

machinery and transport equipment
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fuels and lubricants
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bicameral Parliament consists of a National Council or Drzavni Svet (40 seats; members indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve five-year terms; note - this is primarily an advisory body with limited legislative powers; it may propose laws, ask to review any National Assembly decision, and call national referenda) and the National Assembly or Drzavni Zbor (90 seats; 88 members are elected on a proportional basis and 2 are elected by the Italian and Hungarian minorities through a majoritarian, preferential system; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)

Administrative Divisions:
200 municipalities (obcine, singular - obcina)

Ajdovscina, Apace, Beltinci, Benedikt, Bistrica ob Sotli, Bled, Bloke, Bohinj, Borovnica, Bovec, Braslovce, Brda, Brezice, Brezovica, Cankova, Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Cerknica, Cerkno, Cerkvenjak, Cirkulane, Crensovci, Crna na Koroskem, Crnomelj, Destrnik, Divaca, Dobje, Dobrepolje, Dobrna, Dobrova-Polhov Gradec, Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Dolenjske Toplice, Dol pri Ljubljani, Domzale, Dornava, Dravograd, Duplek, Gorenja Vas-Poljane, Gorisnica, Gorje, Gornja Radgona, Gornji Grad, Gornji Petrovci, Grad, Grosuplje, Hajdina, Hoce-Slivnica, Hodos, Horjul, Hrastnik, Hrpelje-Kozina, Idrija, Ig, Ilirska Bistrica, Ivancna Gorica, Izola/Isola, Jesenice, Jezersko, Jursinci, Kamnik, Kanal, Kidricevo, Kobarid, Kobilje, Kocevje, Komen, Komenda, Kosanjevica na Krki, Kostel, Kozje, Kranjska Gora, Krizevci, Krsko, Kungota, Kuzma, Lasko, Lenart, Lendava/Lendva, Litija, Ljubno, Ljutomer, Log-Dragomer, Logatec, Loska Dolina, Loski Potok, Lovrenc na Pohorju, Luce, Lukovica, Majsperk, Makole, Markovci, Medvode, Menges, Metlika, Mezica, Miklavz na Dravskem Polju, Miren-Kostanjevica, Mirna, Mirna Pec, Mislinja, Mokronog-Trebelno, Moravce, Moravske Toplice, Mozirje, Muta, Naklo, Nazarje, Odranci, Oplotnica, Ormoz, Osilnica, Pesnica, Piran/Pirano, Pivka, Podcetrtek, Podlehnik, Podvelka, Poljcane, Polzela, Postojna, Prebold, Preddvor, Prevalje, Puconci, Race-Fram, Radece, Radenci, Radlje ob Dravi, Radovljica, Ravne na Koroskem, Razkrizje, Recica ob Savinji, Rence-Vogrsko, Ribnica, Ribnica na Pohorju, Rogaska Slatina, Rogasovci, Rogatec, Ruse, Selnica ob Dravi, Semic, Sevnica, Sezana, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenske Konjice, Sodrazica, Solcava, Sredisce ob Dravi, Starse, Straza, Sveta Ana, Sveta Trojica v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Andraz v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Jurij ob Scavnici, Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah, Sveti Tomaz, Salovci, Sempeter-Vrtojba, Sencur, Sentilj, Sentjernej, Sentjur, Sentrupert, Skocjan, Skofja Loka, Skofljica, Smarje pri Jelsah, Smarjeske Toplice, Smartno ob Paki, Smartno pri Litiji, Sostanj, Store, Tabor, Tisina, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Trebnje, Trnovska Vas, Trzic, Trzin, Turnisce, Velika Polana, Velike Lasce, Verzej, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice, Vojnik, Vransko, Vrhnika, Vuzenica, Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Zetale, Ziri, Zirovnica, Zrece, Zuzemberk

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11 urban municipalities (mestne obcine, singular - mestna obcina)

Celje, Koper-Capodistria, Kranj, Ljubljana, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Novo Mesto, Ptuj, Slovenj Gradec, Velenje
Political parties and leaders:
Civic List (DL) - Gregor VIRANT
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) - Karl ERJAVEC
New Slovenia (NSi) - Ljudmila NOVAK
Positive Slovenia (PS) - Alenka BRATUSEK (interim)
Slovene People's Party (SLS) - Radovan ZERJAV
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) - Janez JANSA
Social Democrats (SD) - Igor LUKSIC (formerly ZLSD)