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Basic info

Name: Republic of Slovenia
Capital: Ljubljana
Area: 20.273 km2
Population: 2.025.866 (December 31, 2007)
Neighboring countries: Austria, Italy, Croatia
Language: slovenian
Ethnic origin of population: Slovene (83,06%), Serbs (1,98%), Croats (1,81%), Muslims (0,53%), ... (December 31, 2002)
Religion: Roman Catholic (57,8%), Islam (2,4%), Orthodox (2,3%), ... (December 31, 2002)
Climate: Alpine, Continental, Mediterranean; average temperature: july 21 degrees C, january -2 degrees C
Time zone: GMT +1
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz
Currency: EUR
Working hours: weekdays: 8:00 - 19:00
saturdays: 8:00 - 13:00
sundays and holidays: 8:00 - 12:00 (private stores)
on weekdays and saturdays some private stores are opened untill 20:00 or 21:00
Mobile: Mobile telephones in Slovenia operate in the network on the frequency bands of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. The following mobile networks offer roaming: Mobitel, Simobil, Debitel, Izimobil, Mmobil, Tušmobil.
Important telephone numbers:
Police -113
Firefighters / Emergency first aid - 112

Money and costs

Payment is in Euros. Most stores and restaurants accept credit cards: America Express, Master card, Visa and Diners. Banks will exchange foreign currency and travellers checks for Euros and vice versa. Money is also possible to change at exchange offices, hotels and gasoline stations.

Costs overview

The prices are indicative only and may change. The prices are higher in the capital city and in hotels and tourist resorts.

Food
Soups 1,5 - 3,5 EUR
Main dishes 5,0 - 20,0 EUR
Picas 4,0 - 8,0 EUR
Deserts 2,0 - 3,5 EUR
McDonalds menus 4,0 - 6,0 EUR
Fast street snacks 2,0 - 3,0 EUR
Drinks
Coffe / Tea 0,80 - 2,0 EUR
Coca Cola / Juice (0,25l) 1,5 - 2,5 EUR
Bottled water (0,5l) 0,8 - 2,0 EUR
Wine (0,1l) 0,8 - 1,5 EUR
Local beer (0,5l) 1,6 - 3,0 EUR
Imported beer (0,33l) 2,2 - 4,0 EUR
Local spirits 1,0 - 2,0 EUR
Imported spirits 1,8 - 3,5 EUR
Accommodation (per person/night)
Camps 7,0 - 13,0 EUR
Private rooms 12,0 - 25,0 EUR
Hostels 13,0 - 25,0 EUR
Hotels *** 25,0 - 50,0 EUR
Hotels **** 50,0 - 100,0 EUR
Hotels ***** 100,0 - 300,0 EUR
Transport
Ljubljana public transport - 1 ride token 0,80 EUR
Ljubljana public transport - 1 day ticket 4,0 EUR
Ljubljana taxi 1,0 EUR + 1,0 EUR per km
Train - one way ticket - up to 100 km 1,05 - 8,72 EUR
Train - one way ticket - 100 - 300 km 6,24 - 20,24 EUR
Train - one way ticket - 300 - 600 km 14,29 - 37,95 EUR

Food and beverage

Here you can find all major cuisines of the world. The most popular is Italian cuisine, but you can also visit Chinese or other restaurants. Among the chains of fast food restaurants, McDonalds is most widely represented in big cities. Local vendors sell pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, burek, kebab and other quick snacks.

In Slovenia, we have safe drinking water. Well known brands of local or foreign juices and carbonated drinks can be found in stores across the country. Several brands of local and imported bear and liqueurs/ alcoholic beverages are served in bars or sold in stores.

Holidays

January 1 New Year
February 8 Prešeren Day, Slovene cultural day
April 20 and 21 Easter Sunday and Monday
April 27 Day of Uprising against the Occupation
May 1 and 2 May Day holiday
June 25 Slovenia Day
August 15 Feast of the Assumption
August 17 Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother
Nation (a working day)
September 15 Restoration of the Primorska Region to the Motherland
(a working day)
October 31 Reformation Day
November 1 All Saint's Day
November 23 Rudolf Maister Day (a working day)
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Independence and Unity Day

School holidays - 2012/2013

28.10.2013 - 1.11.2013 Fall holidays
27.12.2013 - 31.12.2013 New year holidays
17.2.2014 - 21.2.2014, 24.2.2014 - 28.2.2014 Winter holidays
28.4.2014 - 30.4.2014 May Day holidays
26.6.2014 - 31.8.2014 Summer holidays
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