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How safe is Ljubljana ...

Ljubljana is one of the safest cities in the world. Photo: rtvslo.si

How safe is Ljubljana? According to the Mercer world survey, it’s one of the safest cities in the world. In 2011, it ranked 30th in the world in terms of personal safety. That makes the capital of Slovenia is safer than any city in the entire United States. It’s also safer than any city in the United Kingdom. Ljubljana is also safer than Toyko, Berlin, Brussels or any major city in Eastern Europe. In other words, the city is pretty safe.

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...

One of Slovenia’s oldest traditions ...

One of Slovenia’s oldest traditions is the 200-year-old tradition of the eights. (Known as the osmice) Two centuries ago in the Karst region, farmers had  8 days to sell surplus wine, homemade pršut, and other meat without...

There have been Slovenian islands ...

There have been Slovenian islands, but not anymore. For example: the City of Izola. The Italian name of the city means Island, which is odd because it’s not an island. At least, not anymore. It was connected to the mainland with...

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant ...

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant business? McDonald’s. There are around 30 various McDonald’s outlets around the country, making them the largest chain of restaurants in Slovenia. And they managed to do so very, very...

You’ve probably heard of the composer ...

You’ve probably heard of the composer Georg Freidrich Haendl. But did you know there was a Slovenian Haendl, and that he was also a composer? It’s true. And the Slovenian Handl came first. He was a Renaissance composer named...

A specialty of Slovenia are the ...

A specialty of Slovenia are the so-called panjske končnice – decorated panels that are placed over bee hives. The first one appeared in 1758, and while the first ones generally dealt with biblical themes – they quickly developed...

The most popular name in Slovenia ...

The most popular name in Slovenia is Marija. There are more than 60,000 of them here. For men, the most popular name is Franc, followed by Janez and Anton. Popular female names include Ana, Maja, Irena and Mojca. However, only...

Slovenia is broken up into more than ...

Slovenia is broken up into more than 200 municipalities. Not one of them begins with the letter »F«. Or the letter »E«. The shortest named municipality is Ig, with an impressive two letters. And the prize for longest name goes...