The official name of Slovenia id the Republic of Slovenia and it is located in Central Europe. The country is famous for its ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. The capital of Slovenia and its largest city is Ljubljana.
Slovenia is located located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It has a total area of 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) with a population of 2.06 million inhabitants. The territory is mostly mountainous with a mainly continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral that has a sub-Mediterranean climate and the northwest that has an Alpine climate. It has a small, open and export-oriented economy.
Slovenia has a coastline of 24 miles on the Adriatic Sea. Mt. Triglav, towering to a height of 2863 m, forms the highest peak in the Slovenian Alps. It is also represented on Slovenia’s national coat of arms. Slovenia’s Skocjan Caves are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. They are also one of the famous systems of limestone (karstic) caves in the world.The largest lake in Slovenia is Lake Bohinj. Slovenia is home to as many as 260 waterfalls, out of which Boka is the highest one.
Over 56% of the Slovenian territory is covered in woods, which places Slovenia among 3 most wooded countries in Europe. It is interesting that in Slovenia, unlike many other countries, wooded area increasingly spreads out. Although every region in Slovenia has its own specialties, most of Slovenia’s oldest traditional dishes are made using flour, buckwheat, or barley, as well as potatoes and cabbage.