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Country Slovenia



Slovenia

Independent republic in the NW of the former Yugoslavia, with its capital at Ljubljana. Settled by Slovenes in the sixth century a.d. as the state of Samo, it was later under the Franks and the Bavarians. After 1335 most of the Slovene territory came under Austria, except for 1809 to 1813, when it was part of the Slavic Illyrian Provinces created by Napoleon.

In 1918 Slovenia joined other South Slavs in creating the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes or, after 1931, Yugoslavia. During World War II Slovenia was divided between Hungary, Italy, and Germany.

It became a constituent republic of Yugoslavia in 1946. Slovenia, along with Croatia, was recognized as an independent country by the European Community and the United Nations in 1992. Serbian troop invaded Slovenia, but were forced to withdraw.

Milan KuCan was elected president of Slovenia in 1990, continued as president of the independent republic, and was reelected in 1997. In 2002, Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister, was elected president.

In 2004, Slovenia became a member of NATO and the European Union.

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Slovenia: Top Cities

Ljubljana 255,115 Ljubljana 14.51 x 46.05 Europe/Ljubljana
Maribor 89,056 Mestna Obcina Maribor 15.65 x 46.55 Europe/Ljubljana
Celje 37,115 Mestna Obcina Celje 15.26 x 46.23 Europe/Ljubljana
Kranj 35,587 Mestna Obcina Kranj 14.36 x 46.24 Europe/Ljubljana
Velenje 26,426 Mestna Obcina Velenje 15.11 x 46.36 Europe/Ljubljana
Koper 23,273 Mestna Obcina Koper-Capodistria 13.73 x 45.55 Europe/Ljubljana
Novo Mesto 22,417 Mestna Obcina Novo mesto 15.17 x 45.80 Europe/Ljubljana
Ptuj 18,141 Mestna Obcina Ptuj 15.87 x 46.42 Europe/Ljubljana
Trbovlje 15,994 Obcina Trbovlje 15.05 x 46.16 Europe/Ljubljana
Podhom 14,184 Obcina Bled 14.10 x 46.40 Europe/Ljubljana
Nova Gorica 12,748 Mestna Obcina Nova Gorica 13.65 x 45.96 Europe/Ljubljana
Kamnik 12,584 Obcina Kamnik 14.61 x 46.23 Europe/Ljubljana
Jesenice 12,511 Obcina Jesenice 14.07 x 46.43 Europe/Ljubljana
Murska Sobota 12,412 Mestna Obcina Murska Sobota 16.17 x 46.66 Europe/Ljubljana
Skofja Loka 12,012 Obcina Skofja Loka 14.31 x 46.17 Europe/Ljubljana
Domzale 11,647 Obcina Domzale 14.59 x 46.14 Europe/Ljubljana
Izola 10,355 Obcina Izola-Isola 13.66 x 45.54 Europe/Ljubljana
Kocevje 8,841 Obcina Kocevje 14.86 x 45.64 Europe/Ljubljana
Postojna 8,626 Obcina Postojna 14.22 x 45.78 Europe/Ljubljana
Logatec 8,014 Obcina Logatec 14.23 x 45.91 Europe/Ljubljana
Slovenj Gradec 7,933 Mestna Obcina Slovenj Gradec 15.08 x 46.51 Europe/Ljubljana
Ravne 7,671 Obcina Trebnje 15.01 x 45.96 Europe/Ljubljana
Vrhnika 7,623 Obcina Vrhnika 14.30 x 45.97 Europe/Ljubljana
Krsko 6,926 Obcina Krsko 15.49 x 45.96 Europe/Ljubljana
Zagorje ob Savi 6,799 Obcina Zagorje ob Savi 15.00 x 46.13 Europe/Ljubljana
Slovenska Bistrica 6,561 Obcina Slovenska Bistrica 15.57 x 46.39 Europe/Ljubljana
Ajdovscina 6,527 13.91 x 45.89 Europe/Ljubljana
Litija 6,459 Obcina Litija 14.82 x 46.06 Europe/Ljubljana
Brezice 6,298 Obcina Brezice 15.59 x 45.90 Europe/Ljubljana
Grosuplje 6,256 Obcina Grosuplje 14.66 x 45.96 Europe/Ljubljana