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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.

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”...

Everybody knows Venice ...

Everybody knows Venice. And the city has had a huge impact on Slovenia’s history. But if you were looking for the smallest possible reproduction of Venice, you might find it in Slovenia. The beautiful little town of Kostanjevica...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is ...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is a one-of-a-kind building. It’s the only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia. There are only 400 Carthusian monks still left in the world, and only a few in the charterhouse near Šentjernej. Their goal is...

How safe is Ljubljana ...

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...

If you’re learning Slovene ...

If you’re learning Slovene, here’s a helpful hint. If something is terrible, in Slovene it usually has the “feminine” case. For example, words like Smrt (death), kuga (the plague), bolezen (sickness) and pošast (monster) are all...

What country won the 2000 Sydney ...

What country won the 2000 Sydney Olympics? If you count total medals, the answer is easy: The United States, which bagged 40. But if you go per capita, there’s a new champion: The Bahamas. And the silver medal goes to Slovenia,...

Where do immigrants from Slovenia ...

Where do immigrants from Slovenia come from? The answer is, primarily, Bosnia. And this by a very wide margin. In fact, even if you add together most of the other immigrants… it’s still less. This means that, in one year, more...

The year 1456 changed the course ...

The year 1456 changed the course of Slovenian history. In November of that year, the last count of Celje was assassinated in Belgrade. The counts of Celje had become one of the most powerful families in the region. The family...