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Slovenia facts

Little facts about a small country that is all-too-often overlooked: Slovenia. From people to places, from history to today, you'll hear about all the things that make Slovenia special and different. Even Slovenes may learn something new about their homeland.

Slovenia facts are prepared by Michael Manske.

You can listen to the show every day at 11.20 and 15.20.



Anyone driving around Slovenia ...

Anyone driving around Slovenia has noticed Slovenia’s passion for motorcycles. But it’s hard to find anyone more passionate about it than Benka Pulko. Here is a woman who has visited all 7 continents with her motorcycle. That...

Basketball is one of Slovenia’s favorite ...

Basketball is one of Slovenia’s favorite sports. No wonder then, that Slovenia is strongly represented in the world’s best basketball league: the NBA in the United States.  Eight Slovenian players have played  in the...

Slovenia is known for good wines ...

Slovenia is known for good wines. But one thing about wine is very special in Slovenia. It is the Stara Trta, the oldest grape-vine on earth. It’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and sits in the old part of Maribor....

The countries of Europe share ...

The countries of Europe share a number of holidays, like New Year and Christmas, but there are some popular European holidays that Slovenia doesn’t celebrate. One of them is December 26 -- Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day. It’s...

Slovenes love mobile phones ...

Slovenes love mobile phones. So much so that there are more mobile phones in this country than people. The penetration rate last year was an astounding 103%. That means more than 100 phones for every 100 people. By comparison, in...

What is the most successful handball team ...

What is the most successful handball team in Europe? If you’re into handball you’d probably say Barcelona. And that’s probably the right answer. But this is Slovenia facts --- so let’s ask another question. What is the most...

There are about 50 rivers that ...

There are about 50 rivers that run through Slovenia. You may know some of the bigger ones: the Sava, the Drava and the Mura. But what about the little ones? The Čabranka, for example, goes for 15 kilometers. And the Rinža goes...

Slovenes are enthusiastic internet ...

Slovenes are enthusiastic internet users. But what do Slovenian internet users do more: shop online or bank online? Just a few years ago, e-banking was more popular. But now e-shopping takes the cake. Nearly half of Slovenes...