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general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Slovenija
country code ISO: SI //; - FIPS: SI
location: Central Southeast Europe
time zone: UT +1 * [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 20250 sq.km = 7820 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 47° N / South: 45° N / East: 17° E / West: 13° E
borders (land): Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Italy
borders (coastline): Gulf of Triest (Adriatic sea, part of Mediterranean Sea)
climate: Mediterranean in the coastal region, more Alpine in the mountainous regions
Government
independent since: 1991-06-25
type of government: republic
capital: Ljubljana
administrative division: except for municipalities no higher division known
Population
population according to the last two censuses: (1991): 1974,839 /-; (2002, provisional results:) 1948,250
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 1927,593 /-; 2001: 1930,132
population density: 96 per sq.km = 249 per sq.mi
population growth: -0,5% //; - doubling time: not applicable, quite stable population
birth rate: 9 - 13 per 1000
death rate: 10 per 1000
fertility rate: 1 child per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 9 per 1000
life expectancy: 75 years (male: 71; female: 79)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 20% //; - 15-59 years: 62% //; - 60+ years: 18%
urbanisation: 50% //; - urbanisation growth: 1%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 30%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Slovene 87,8%; Croat 2,8%; Serb 2,4%; Bosnian 1,4%; Magyar 0,4%; Albanian 0,2%; Italian 0,2%; Macedonian 0,2%
languages: Slovene (official); Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Hungarian
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 82,7%; Orthodox churches 17,3%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 98%
people per physician: 439
people per hospital bed: 178
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 98%
school enrolment: secondary education: 43%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 9%
adult literacy: virtually 100% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Tolar = 100 stotin
annual inflation rate: 20%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 7200 per capita
GNI USD 10050 per capita //; - [ppp: 17310]
GDP growth: 3%
income: USD 10000 per capita
import: USD 9492 per capita //; - export: USD 8316 per capita
trade: USD 5000 per capita //; - or 104% of GDP
trade partners: DE IT FR AT
human development index: 0,874 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 29
female labour force: 47%
unemployment: 7%
tourism: 1 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 12% //; - grass land: 20% //; - wooded area: 45% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 3% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 8%
agricultural products: potatoes, corn, sugar beets, wheat, grapes, hops
livestock (1000s): cattle: 500 / goats: 15 / horses: 10 / pigs: 600 / poultry: 7700 / sheep: 70
fish catch: 2000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 51% //; - part of industry in GDP: 62%
industrial products: cement, steel, metallurgy, electronics, trucks
mining products: lead-zinc ore, sea salt, alumina, mercury, silver, lignite, uranium, coal
CO2 emission per capita: 7,4
services: labour force: 47% //; - part of services in GDP: 30%
energy use (kg per capita): 3277
electricity use (per capita): 5218
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 14739, or 20128 km //; - of which paved: 79% //; - of which are motorways: 81 km
vehicles: 281 per 1000
railways: 1200 km //; - railways passenger/km: 595
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 208 - 396 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 320 - 533 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 216 - 470 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 183 per 1000
persons per post office: 3860
personal computers: 276 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Triglav 2864 m, Skrlatica 2740, Mangart 2679, Jalovec 2645, Vesiki Kanin 2587, Grintovec 2558
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): Bohinjsko jezero, Blejsko jezero, Ptujsko jezero
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Sava, Drava, Soca, Mura
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: Postojna / deepest: Postojna
islands: none, or unknown
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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