Quick Facts

  • Officially the Republic of Slovenia
  • Declared Independence from Yugoslavia in 1991; in 2007 became the first former Communist country to join the Eurozone
  • Capital city is Ljubljana
  • Divided into 200 municipalities (11 urban municipalities)
  • Official language:  Slovene
  • Religious Diversity: Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and up to 30% Non-Religious
  • Population – 1,996,617
  • Strong Economy: highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, excellent infrastructure, well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe.
  • Literacy Rate: 99.7%
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

Government in Power

President: Danilo Turk

Prime Minister: Janez Jansa

Healthcare Statistics

  • Infant mortality rate – 4.12 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Maternal mortality rate – 18 deaths/100,000 live births
  • Life expectancy – 77.48 years
  • Health expenditure – 9.1% GDP
  • Physician density ratio – 2.5 /1000
  • Hospital bed density – 4.7/1000
  • HIV – less than 0.1%
  • Infectious disease risk – Low
  • Infectious diseases – Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) and H5N1 Avian Flu Virus
  • Infectious disease updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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