Area: 20,273 sq 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
Population: 2,000,092 (July 2011 est.)
Languages: Slovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official) Only
Government type: parliamentary republic
National holiday: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
Independence Day: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
Currency: Euros (EUR)
GDP: $56.81 billion (2010 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $28,400 (2010 est.)
Information for Foreign Students in Slovenia
Obtaining a Visa
Nationals from EU countries members do not need a visa for less than 3 months. In order to get further information, it is advised to check the visa requirements on the embassy website.
EU nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU Member State. This evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or not be imposed. national identity card. Either is acceptable. Possession of a return ticket, any length of validity on their document, sufficient funds for the length of their proposed visit should
Link for hostels in Slovenia: http://www.hostels.com/ljubljana/slovenia
Mains water is considered safe and drinkable. However, bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) gives European residents access to state-provided medical treatment, but comprehensive travel insurance is advised. For more information contact the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (www.zzzs.si).
American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at upmarket establishments; elsewhere cash is preferred. Credit cards can be used to get cash advances from banks.
All major Slovenian towns and cities have a decent bus network, though there are no underground trains or trams in Slovenian towns and cities. Efficient bus services in Ljubljana, Maribor and a number of other urban centers are run by Avtobusna Postaja (AP) (tel: (090) 934 230; www.ap-ljubljana.si).