Country's codes

International phone code for Slovenia: +386

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: SVN

    2 letters (internet domain): . SI

    Digital country code 705

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): 383

Olympic country code: SLO

FIFA code: SVN

Useful country information

Total area:  7,827 sq mi (20,273 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 1,988,292 (growth rate: -0.23%); birth rate: 8.54/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.04/1000; life expectancy: 77.83

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Ljubljana 273,000

Monetary unit: Slovenian tolar; euro (as of 1/1/07)

National name: Republika Slovenija

Current government officials

Languages: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002)

Ethnicity/race: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (2002 census)

Religions: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)

National Holiday: June 25, Slovenia Statehood Day.

Literacy rate: 99.7% (2011 est.)


Formerly a part of Austria-Hungary, the Slovaks joined with the closely related regions of Bohemia and neighbouring Moravia to form Czechoslovakia in 1918.

In the chaos of World War II Slovakia became a separate republic in 1938, tightly controlled by Germany. Post World War II in 1945 with the Warsaw Pact Czechoslovakia has become a communist state within a Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe. With the collapse of the Soviet influence in 1989 Czechoslovakia became a sovereign state.

Historic, political, and geographic factors have caused Slovakia to experience more difficulty than some of its Central European neighbors in developing from a centrally planned economy to a modern market economy.
In 1993 the Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully. In 2004 Slovakia became a member of the European Union and the NATO.

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