Facts & Figures

General

Name: Republic of Slovenia
Political system: parliamentary democracy since 1991
International membership: member of the EU, NATO and OECD
Capital: Ljubljana
Official language: Slovene with some broder areas speaking Italian and Hungarian
Currency: Euro
International dialing code: +386
Internet address: .si

Politics

President of the Republic: H.E. Dr Danilo Turk (since December 2007)
Prime minister: H.E. Borut Pahor (Slovenian Democrats Party) (since 2008)
Government: Prime Minister, 15 ministers, 3 ministers without portfolio

Population

Number of inhabitants: 2 051 277
Population density: 99.1 inhabitants per km2
Nationalities: Slovene 1 631 363, Hungarian 6 243, Italian 2 258, other 324 172 (2002 census)
Religion: Roman catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23.0%, non 10.1%
Main cities: Ljubljana (261 700), Maribor (108 600), Kranj (39 400), Celje (38 400)

Geography

Area: 20 273 km2
Time zone: GMT/UTC +1
Length of borders: 1 370 km
Length of coastline: 46.6 km
Landscape: Alpine in the north, Mediterranean in the south west, Dinaric in the south and Panonian in the east.
Climate: continental in central Slovenia, alpine in the northwest and sub-mediterranean along the coast and its hinterland
Average temperature: January -2ºC, July +21ºC
Highest mountain: Triglav, 2 864 meter
Longest river: Sava, 221 km
Largest lake: Cerknica lake, 26 km2
Highest waterfall: Čedca, 130 km
Longest and deepest tourist krast cave: Prostojnska jama, 19.5 km

Protected natural park: Triglav National Park, 83 808 ha

Taxation

Corporate income tax 20%
Tax relief 20–40% of the amount invested in R & D
Tax relief on employment of certain workers
Up to 30% of the amount invested in equipment and intangible long-term assets
Capital gains tax 0–20% (depending on a holding period)
VAT (Value added tax) 8.5% - reduced rate; 20% - standard rate
Social security contributions 16.1% paid by employer; 22.1% paid by employee
Personal income tax progressive tax rates: 16%, 27% and 41%