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Nature preservation in Slovenia ...

The forest around Kočevje should be left alone. Photo: BoBo

Nature preservation in Slovenia goes back more than a century. In fact, the beginnings could be traced to 1892. In that year, a man named Dr. Leopold Hufnagel declared that parts of the forest around Kočevje should be left alone. His plan forbade any use of the forest whatsoever, and the virgin forest of Kočevje remains intact.

Slovenia's unluckiest animal is ...

Slovenia's unluckiest animal is probably the blind cave beetle, Anophthalmus hitleri. The unfortunate beetle was named after Adolf Hitler by a German collector who found it in the 1930s. And as if that wasn’t enough, the...

Slovenia’s internet domain name is .si ...

Slovenia’s internet domain name is .si  -- and it is popular. There are about 100,000 domain names ending in .si  in Slovenia. That’s not true for some other endings Slovenia could have gotten. Like .sl  which is...

Foreigners (and even some Slovenes) stumble ...

Foreigners (and even some Slovenes) stumble with the use of the dual case. It’s a specialty of the Slovenian language, in that there is not only singular and plural but dual. Thus, “the two towers” in English is simply “Stolpa”...

It’s nicknamed “the emerald beauty” ...

It’s nicknamed “the emerald beauty” and many consider it to be one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Soča, which starts in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, is a rare color of green. It looks so unreal, in fact, that Disney...

Slovenes are beautiful ...

Slovenes are beautiful, but the world hasn’t realized it yet. So far, there has never been a Slovenian miss world, a Slovenian miss universe, a Slovenian miss earth or miss international. The same goes for men: Slovenia has won...

Slovenia’s coastline is among ...

Slovenia’s coastline is among the smallest in the world. But within this short stretch is a big surprise. In fact, it’s the tallest cliff of the Adriatic Sea. The Strunjan peninsula juts up to nearly 80 meters. It’s a record, and...

Why did the Roman Empire fall ...

Why did the Roman Empire fall? People often say because it was divided, or because it was corrupt, or overextended or something else.But the beginning of the end happened in Slovenia. To be more precise in the valley of Vipava....

Slovenia currently has 7 different ...

Slovenia currently has 7 different parties in its parliament. This is an impressive number, especially for such a small country. Germany, which is 40 times bigger than Slovenia, has less parties. So does Italy. The Czech Republic...