Political system: Republic
Capital city: Ljubljana
Total area: 20 273 km²
Population: 2 million
Official EU language: Slovenian
Previously one of Yugoslavia’s six constituent republics, present-day Slovenia became independent in 1991 as Yugoslavia fell apart. It is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
Four major European geographic regions meet in Slovenia: the Alps, the Dinaric area, the Pannonian plain and the Mediterranean. The country is mountainous, and Slovenes are keen skiers and hikers. The national flag depicts the three-peaked Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain at 2 864 metres.
The country was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The capital, Ljubljana, was founded in Roman times. Its university, with more than 50 000 students, contributes to the city’s busy cultural life. The main industries are car parts, chemicals, electronics, electrical appliances, metal goods, textiles and furniture.
Tourist attractions include the famous caves at Postojna, with their decor of stalactites and stalagmites. Graffiti in the caves shows that the first tourists came here in 1213.
Slovenian cuisine is strongly influenced by that of its neighbours. From Austria comes Strudel and Wiener Schnitzel . Italy has contributed risotto and ravioli and Hungary goulash. The potica is a traditional Slovenian cake made by rolling up a layer of dough covered with walnuts.
Among the most famous Slovenes are the physicistJožef Stefan, the linguistFranc Miklošič and the architect Jože Plečnik.
Slovenia strongly supports the idea of construction of a genuine European area of knowledge and strives to implement measures supporting equal opportunities, school success, mobility in general, higher education and vocational education and training, language learning, safety at school, non-discrimination, educational technologies and distance education, academic and professional recognition of qualifications, educational statistics, overall development of general education and vocational training, development of undergraduate and the modernisation of postgraduate studies.
Over the last fifteen years higher education in Slovenia has undergone several legislative and structural changes, rapid inisitituional development and a significant increase in student numbers and became also interesting and desired country for many foreign students and high school pupils.
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Slovenia benefits from its position in Central Europe as a trading hub. The market place is consistent and offers great opportunities in the Capital, Ljubljana. Information Technology & engineering are some of the most fruitful career choices in the country.
Slovenia has many historic sites and is full of culture. If you want further information on accommodation visit http://www.realigro.com/buy-house-slovenia/Room-rent-Slovenia.php. Alternatively view the accommodation provided by the university you choose to study.
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