Slovenia is located in southern Central Europe. The southern part of the country belongs to the Balkan Peninsula. Slovenia is a republic. The country has an area of 20,273 square kilometers – so it is quite small – and was still part of Yugoslavia until 1991. Then the country became independent.
In the north of Slovenia is Austria, in the northeast is Hungary. In the south and southeast, Croatia borders Slovenia. In the west you will find Italy. Slovenia also borders the Adriatic Sea with a small piece of coastline. This coastal strip has a length of 46.6 kilometers and is located on the Gulf of Trieste.
Even if Slovenia only has a small stretch of coastline, it is still a very water-rich country. It has many lakes. Especially beautiful are the lakes in the high mountains, as in the Julian Alps. The landscape in Slovenia is very diverse and varied. You can also see this in the following photos.
The main rivers in Slovenia are the Sava and the Drava. Then there are the Soca and the Mur. The Soca is often considered the most scenic river in Slovenia. The Sava meanders from the Julian Alps towards the southeast and flows into the Danube near Belgrade. The rivers of Slovenia are especially popular among canoeists.
In the northwest there are high mountains, namely the Julian Alps, the Karawanken and the Steiner Alps. The highest mountain in the country is called Triglav and is 2864 meters high. Typical for this region is the limestone. There are many interesting mountain forms and also some caves to discover.
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