Various geography and
location between different regions also reflect the country's climate.
In the Northeast, the continental climate type with greatest difference
between winter and summer temperatures prevails. In the coastal region,
there is sub-Mediterranean climate. The effect of the sea on the
temperature rates is visible also up the Soča valley, while a severe
Alpine climate is present in the high mountain regions.
Slovenia has been a meeting
area of the Slavic, Germanic, Romance, and Uralic linguistic and
cultural regions. The official and national language of
Slovenia is Slovene, which is spoken by a large majority of the
population. It is also known, in English, as Slovenian.
Slovenia currency is a form of money and the medium of exchange for
goods and services in Slovenia. The official currency of Slovenia is
Euro, which is divided into 100 cents.
population of Slovenia was estimated at 1, 930, 132 in July 2001. At the
1991 census, it was 1, 962, 606, giving it an overall population density of
97 persons per square kilometers (252 per square miles).
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is the
centre of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located in the
centre of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a mid-sized city of
some 270, 000 inhabitants.