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Slovenia, formerly a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia, proclaimed its independence in June 1991.
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Maribor, Slovenia's Adriatic
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Countries neighbouring Slovenia are: Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
The Julian Alps dominate north-east Slovenia, near the borders of Italy and Austria. Slovenia's highest
mountain, Mount Triglav (2,863 m) is in this area.
Slovenia also has a very small coastline on the Adriatic.
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As of January 1st, 2007 Slvovenia's official currency is now the
Slovenia by Car
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Slovenia by Train
Ljubliana is easily reached from Venice, Italy,
while Trieste is almost in Slovenia itself.
The capital of Slovenia is in the centre of the country, on an
ancient East-West trade route.
According to Greek mythology the city was founded by Jason, a prince
Ljubljana's history includes periods of occupation by the Huns,
Magyars, French, Austrians, and Germans.
For nearly 1,000 years, Slovenes have been influenced by Italian,
German, and Austrian cultures.
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Moravske Toplice, Piran, Portoroz, Postojna.
Slovenia has a very limited coastline; around the Italian looking
The best of the Adriatic Coast is further south, in Croatia.
Maribor, formerly Marburg, is on the Drava River in northern
Slovenia, near the border with Austria.
There is an impressive 15th-century castle here, and a 12th-century
cathedral but most tourists come to Maribor for the skiing.
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Find out more about the exciting tourist destinations in Slovenia.
The Slovenian mountains are a true pleasure to spend countless hours walking in.
Breathtaking views, peaceful peaks, interesting flora and fauna and excellently maintained
mountain huts and trails are a very special reason for trekking in Slovenia.
The official language of Slovenia is Slovene.
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