Slovenia in numbers

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How much, how many, how big or small … Today we present to you Slovenia in numbers.

Slovenia’s population is …

2,066,880 … On 1 January 2018, the population of Slovenia consisted of 1,027,041 men and 1,039,839 women. The share of women among citizens of Slovenia was 51.3% (this share has been slowly decreasing for a number of years); among foreign citizens, there were 35.3% of women (their share has increased by 2,5 percentage points in the last four years). The population of the capital city, Ljubljana, is 292.98, according to SURS.

There are …

more than 450.000 Slovenians living abroad.

1 January is the birthday of

most residents of Slovenia, around 7,552 have their birthdays on January 1st. The second-highest number of children was born on 1 October. On 1 October the second-highest number of children is born. 6,375 residents of Slovenia celebrate their birthday on that day. The number of birthdays is significantly high also in the last third of September, about nine months after the Christmas / New Year holidays. In that period about 6,100 to 6,200 residents celebrate their birthdays each day. As regards the number of births, the last third of September also stands out, i.e. about nine months after the Christmas/New Year holidays.

There are around 90.000

beekeepers in Slovenia. Slovenia has the most (almost 5) beekeepers per 1,000 population in the EU. According to the honey balance sheet, honey consumption in Slovenia is growing. Since 2000, when the estimated honey consumption was just over 1 kg per capita, in recent years it has grown to over 1.4 kg per capita. Honey import is also increasing since domestic honey production is lower than total consumption. In recent years Slovenia has imported most honey from Germany and exported most honey to Kosovo and Japan.

An average Slovene makes around

495kg of waste every year. In Slovenia, more than 7 million tonnes of waste is generated each year. Consumption of materials per capita is increasing – in 2007 amounting to 30 tonnes. Better management of municipal waste, of which more than 70 % is being landfilled, will be provided with changes of legislation and with new municipal waste management centers where the mixed municipal waste will be treated. The quantities of recovered waste are increasing in the last years but quantities of disposed waste are not declining.

Slovenia has around …

500 castles around the country. That means there is approximately one castle per 25 kilometers. While some of these castles are in impeccable condition, others are now standing as ruins you can explore.  Quite a few mighty buildings survived the test of time; in these, you can now see various exhibitions and shows, listen to concerts, dine, spend the night, or experience the wedding of your dreams. Explore the top Slovenian castles here.

Slovenia has a remarkable …

53.6 % of protected land. Protected areas of Slovenia include one national park, three regional parks, several natural parks, and hundreds of natural monuments and monuments of designed nature They cover about 12.5% of the Slovenian territory. Under the Wild Birds Directive, 26 sites totalling roughly 25% of the nation’s land area “Special Protected Areas”; the Natura 2000 proposal would increase the totals to 260 sites and 32% of the national territory.

Slovenia is covered with …

almost 60 % of forests. This makes Slovenia the third most afforested country in the European Union, after Sweden and Finland. the forest cover has changed throughout history. Originally, almost the entire surface of Slovenia has been covered with woods. By the end of the 19th century, this had fallen to 36% because of the demand for wood and land for pastures. Since then, the forest cover gradually increased again. By the end of the last century, The forests reached the current surface area and remained more or less unchanged since then. 

The average resident in Slovenia is …

43.5 years old. The main problem in Slovenia is a low birth rate and subsequent population aging, which could be contained with a higher birth rate or young immigrants. By 2038, some municipalities will have one young person aged under 15 to five or six elderly aged 65 or more, which will seriously affect the labor market, education, social security, and the pension system, consequently presenting a major pressure for the national budget.

It is claimed that there is a vineyard for

every 70 people in Slovenia. White or red, lushly aromatic, strong, full-bodied or light, dry or sweet – no matter what kind of wine you prefer, you will discover your favorite variety in the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia.

Slovenia coastline is …

46.6 kilometers long. The Slovenian coastline is located on the Gulf of Trieste, by the Adriatic Sea. Three seaside towns – Koper, with its medieval core, Izola, known for its good restaurants, and glorious Piran – are full of important Venetian Gothic architecture, and have clean beaches, boats for rent and rollicking bars.

Slovenia has the oldest wheel …

which dates back at least 5150 years. In 2002 Slovenian archaeologists uncovered a wooden wheel some 20 kilometers southeast of Ljubljana. It was established that the wheel is between 5.100 and 5.350 years old. This makes it the oldest in the world ever found.

Slovenia has …

212 municipalities. Municipalities are further divided into local communities and districts. Slovene is an official language of all the municipalities. Hungarian is a second official language of three municipalities in Prekmurje: Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Hodoš/Hodos, and Lendava/Lendva. Italian is a second official language of four municipalities (of which one has urban status) in the Slovene Littoral: Ankaran/Ancarano, Izola/Isola, Koper/Capodistria, and Piran/Pirano.

Slovenian language is spoken by only …

2,5 million people. Not many people can speak the Slovenian language. But you can! Learn how to speak Slovene here.

Slovenia extends over …

20,273 km2, while the United States is approximately 9,833,517 km2.

Slovenia has around

40 officially registered religious communities. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. Other Christian groups having significant followings in the country include Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism (Lutheranism). Islam (2.4%), Judaism and Hinduism are small minorities in Slovenia. About 18% of the population are either agnostic or atheist.

Slovenia has one of the oldest horse farms …

which dates back over 425 years. Lipica is located in Slovenia and it is most famous for its own unique white horse that’s found nowhere else. Lipica is an important cradle of Lipizzaner horses on a Europe-wide level. You can marvel at their elegance while watching shows and classical riding training. You can experience the Karst Region in a carriage, or you can go riding.

Slovenia has the highest number of …

caves in the world. Slovenia has more than 10.000 caves! You have not truly experienced Slovenia until you visit its subterranean splendor.

Slovenia has the tallest …

chimney in Europe. The Chimney of the power station in Trbovlje is 360 meters tall. The 360-meter (1,180 ft) high flue-gas stack was poured in 210 days and required 11,866 cubic meters (419,000 cu ft) of concrete and 1,079 tons of reinforcing steel. A high chimney was required for the site to ensure that emissions were removed from the deep, narrow valley under all weather conditions

Slovenia has an exceptional abundance of water with …

30.000 kilometers of rivers and streams. The crystal-clear water is a magnet for everyone looking for refreshing adventures. The pleasant burbling of the streams and rivers is relaxing, and the water washes away your everyday worries, at least for a while. Although Slovenia is crisscrossed by numerous streams and rivers, we will focus on the five that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Slovenia.

Slovenia covers less than …

0.004% of the Earth’s surface. Talk about being small, right?

Slovenian language is diverse. There are around …

48 different dialects in Slovenia. Slovene dialects are the regional spoken varieties of Slovene, a South Slavic language. Spoken Slovene is often considered to have at least 48 dialects and subdialects. The exact number of dialects is open to debate, ranging from as many as 50 to merely 7. The various dialects are so different from each other that a speaker of one dialect may have a very difficult time understanding a speaker of another, particularly if they belong to different regional groups. Speakers of dialects that strongly differ accommodate each other by gravitating toward standard Slovene. Slovene dialects are part of the South Slavic dialect continuum, transitioning into Serbo-Croatian to the south and bordering Friulian and Italian to the west, German to the north, and Hungarian to the east.

A whooping …

216 km2 of Slovenia is covered in vineyards. Slovenians sure love their wine.

There are …

3 climate zones in Slovenia. The unique nature is what makes Slovenia special. In a single day, you can take a morning walk in an autumnal forest, bathe in the Adriatic in the afternoon, and go skiing in the evening. Slovenia has it all: the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain, and the Karst. Even though it’s small it’s one of the most diversified countries in Europe!

The Longest Stone Arch Railroad Bridge in Slovenia is …

is called the Solkan Bridge and it’s 220 meters long. Located in Nova Gorica (western Slovenia), it was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Slovenia is the country with the largest number of

tractors per person. Sounds kinda funny right?

Slovenia is home to …

around 260 waterfalls. Do you know the best thing about Slovenia’s most beautiful waterfalls? On one hand, their majesty commands respect, but on the other, their beauty is constantly attractive. They are usually accompanied by incredible natural environments, and you will feel like you’re in paradise. You will find the largest and most powerful waterfalls mainly in the area of the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, but smaller waterfalls can be found all over Slovenia. The majority of them are easily accessible and are therefore popular excursion destinations. Their thundering has a calming effect and fills you with energy, and during the summer the tiny drops of spray are refreshing. Due to their mystical aspect, they are also associated with numerous tales and legends.

Slovenia is a religious country, that’s why you will find …

more than 3000 chapels, churches, and religious monuments. Slovenia is one of the countries with the largest number of religious monuments and buildings in Europe.

Sečovlje salt-pans are more than …

 700 years old. From 2001, Sečovlje salt-pans have been protected as a Nature Park.

Slovenia hosts the most vertical race in the world “The Red Bull 400”, which is (only) …

400 meters long. However, the vertical race is among the most challenging races in Slovenia.

The canteen in the coal mine in Velenje is the lowest-lying dining room in Europe and it is …

located 160 meters below the surface! Experience a unique 5-star gastronomic adventure 160 meters below ground, which has a place in the collection of SLOVENIA UNIQUE EXPERIENCES! Be a part of a prestigious culinary experience in Slovenia’s deepest dining room. Step into a time machine and become a part of an underground adventure on one of the thickest coal layers in the world. Take Slovenia’s oldest lift to the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia. Experience a miner’s environment and exquisite dishes from Vila Herberstein’s team in the deepest dining room in Slovenia. A combination of the raw industrial environment, exquisite gastronomic pleasures, and music animation is a guarantee for an extraordinary event. Good luck among the miners, exquisite experience with the chefs! Experience the underground with all your senses.

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