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Slovenia almost has the shortest coast ...

Slovenia’s coast is the second smallest in Europe. Photo: BoBo

Slovenia almost has the shortest coast of all European countries. Slovenia’s coast is only about 47 km long. That makes it the second smallest in Europe: only the coast of Bosnia and Herzegovina is shorter, at 30 km. Behind Slovenia is the tiny island of Malta, which has a 136 km coastline.  But with its small coast, Slovenia even has one of the smallest coasts in the world. But, as some may say, at least it has a coast. Plenty of countries, like Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Paraguay and Bolivia do not. Enjoy the Slovenian seaside.

About the same number of tourists ...

About the same number of tourists go through Slovenia every year as Slovenes.According to the statistics office, there were about 2 million foreign tourists in Slovenia in 2010. Since the number has been steadily growing over the...

The Butcher’s Bridge in Ljubljana ...

The Butcher’s Bridge in Ljubljana was opened just recently, but has been a long time in the making. The plans were laid down in the 1930s by Slovenia’s star architect, Jože Plečnik. There are various sculptures on the bridge,...

The Republic of Prekmurje existed ...

The Republic of Prekmurje existed for one week. It was established after the First World War, in May 1919, when it tried to declare independence from Hungary. Within a few days, the republic was taken over and for a while the...

The next time you spray perfume ...

The next time you spray perfume or cologne on, spare a thought for the amazing Slovenian inventor Peter Florjančič. He’s the man who invented the perfume atomizer back in 1950. He also invented the plastic zipper, plastic ice...

The Postojna caves are among the most ...

The Postojna caves are among the most popular tourist sites in Slovenia. But did you know the new part of the cave was discovered by accident? And less than 200 years ago? In 1818, a local named Luka Čeč was preparing the old...

What’s the most popular Slovenian movie ...

What’s the most popular Slovenian movie? It’s a hard question to answer – maybe impossible. But according to the Internet Movie Database, the current number one is “Svet je velik in rešitev je za vogalom” from 2008.It’s the only...

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”...

What is the most common cause ...

What is the most common cause of death in Slovenia? It’s a bit different, depending on your gender. For men in Slovenia, the number one killer is cancer. And it hits men the hardest in their 70s. Men who make it past their 70s...