Country Full Name: Republic of Slovenia.
Location: Slovenia is in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia.
Country Climate: Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east.
Country Terrain: A short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east.
Major Languages: Slovene.
Major Religions: Christianity.
Country Population: 2.0 million (2008 est.) 2.0 million (2009 est.).
Country Economy: The economy of Slovenia is developed and enjoys prosperity and stability, as well as a GDP per capita substantially higher than that of the other transitioning economies of Central Europe.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Country Inflation: 5.7% (2008 est.) 0.5% (2009 est.).
City: Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city.
City Economy: Industry is Ljubljana’s most important employer, notably pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and food processing.
Cost of Living: Ljubljana has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Ljubljana is currently ranked 155 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.
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