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Slovenia

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Facts

Background: The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.
Location: Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia
Area land: 20,151 sq km
Area water: 122 sq km
Coastline: 46.6 km
Country name conventional long form: Republic of Slovenia
Country name conventional short form: Slovenia
Country name former: People's Republic of Slovenia, Socialist Republic of Slovenia
Population: 2,000,092 (July 2011 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 13.4% (male 138,604/female 130,337); 15-64 years: 69.8% (male 703,374/female 692,640); 65 years and over: 16.8% (male 132,069/female 203,068) (2011 est.);
Population growth rate: -0.163% (2011 est.)
Birth rate: 8.85 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)
Death rate: 10.87 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)
Net migration rate: 0.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.066 male(s)/female; under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female; 15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female; 65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female; total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2011 est.);
Infant mortality rate: total: 4.17 deaths/1,000 live births; male: 4.71 deaths/1,000 live births; female: 3.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.);
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.3 years; male: 73.64 years; female: 81.2 years (2011 est.);
Total fertility rate: 1.3 children born/woman (2011 est.);
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2009 est.);
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: fewer than 1,000 (2009 est.);
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 100 (2009 est.);
Nationality: noun: Slovene(s); adjective: Slovenian;
Ethnic groups: 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);
Languages: Slovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official) Only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside, Hungarian (official) Only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside (2002 census);
Literacy: definition: NA; total population: 99.7%; male: 99.7%; female: 99.6%;
GDP (purchasing power parity): $56.81 billion (2010 est.); $56.24 billion (2009 est.); $61.2 billion (2008 est.);

note: data are in 2010 US dollars

GDP (official exchange rate): $46.44 billion (2010 est.);
GDP - real growth rate: 1% (2010 est.); -8.1% (2009 est.); 3.7% (2008 est.);
GDP - per capita (PPP): $28,400 (2010 est.); $28,000 (2009 est.); $30,500 (2008 est.);
note: data are in 2010 US dollars

GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 2.4%; industry: 31%; services: 66.6% (2010 est.);
Population below poverty line: 12.3% (2008);
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: 3.4%; highest 10%: 24.6% (2004);
Labor force: 930,000 (2010 est.);
Labor force - by occupation: agriculture: 2.2%; industry: 35%; services: 62.8% (2009);
Unemployment rate: 10.6% (2010 est.); 9.2% (2009 est.);
Budget: revenues: $22.56 billion; expenditures: $25.53 billion (2010 est.);
Industries: ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting; electronics (including military electronics), trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools;
Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2010 est.);
Electricity - production: 13 billion kWh (2009 est.);
Electricity - consumption: 14.7 billion kWh (2009 est.);
Electricity - exports: 7.82 billion kWh (2008 est.);
Electricity - imports: 6.218 billion kWh (2008 est.);

Statistics: CIA World Factbook.

Press

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Displaying 1 to 7 of 11 items.

Delo

(Left-wing), Ljubljana
http://www.delo.si/

Demokracija

(Independent weekly), Ljubljana
http://www.demokracija.si/

Dnevnik

(Moderate, left-wing), Ljubljana
http://www.dnevnik.si/

Druzina

(Catholic weekly), Ljubljana
http://www.druzina.si/

Finance

(Business), Ljubljana
http://www.finance-on.net

Mladina

(Left-wing weekly), Ljubljana
http://www.mladina.si

Nedeljski Dnevnik

(weekly edition fo the daily Dnevnik), Ljubljana
http://www.dnevnik.si

Slovenia in the News

NATO Expands Eastward

Comment from Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Macedonia

Slovenia's Search for Identity

Zurich's Neue Zurcher Zeitung looks at youth culture in Slovenia.

Troubled Times, 10 Years On

World Press Review - From Belgrade's independent weekly newspaper The Reporter, a contextual primer on the roots of the Balkan conflict.

 


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