Slovenia, my home country
Slovenia is my home country and only now that I am far away from it most of the year do I really appreciate it. The photos you'll find on these pages are one of the best I and my brother Bojan have ever made, but you should see all of it with your own eyes!
Dolenjska with Novo mesto
Prekmurje and Goricko
Stajerska and Savinjska Region
Some general information about Slovenia
Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the Karst. It covers an area of 20,273 km2, and you can find the mountains, the sea and the plains in Slovenia. It has borders with Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. The highest mountain is called Triglav ("Three-heads") and it is 2,864m high. The coastline is only 46.6 km long - an inch per inhabitant - but there are 26,000 kilometers of rivers and streams and some 7,500 springs of drinking water. Forests cover half the territory - in fact, Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe.
Slovenia has a population of about 2 million and the official language is Slovene. Our capital city is Ljubljana (330,000 inhabitants). We have been independent for a relatively short period - since 1991, but despite the fact that this is only the second Slovene state (the first was Carantania in 7th century), we have managed to keep our language, culture and identity throughout centuries. I find this amazing. We were part of the Frankish empire, the Habsburg empire, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and finally part of Yugoslavia before officially declaring our independence on June 25, 1991. We are members of the European Union since May 2004.
If you want to find out more about Slovenia, an excellent starting point is http://www.matkurja.com/eng/country-info/ and Slovenia.info.