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Slovenia has the most newspapers ...

There are 100 newspapers for every million Slovenes. Photo: BoBo

Slovenia has the most newspapers and periodicals per capita in the world. According to UNESCO, there are 100 newspapers and magazines for every million Slovenes. Just behind Slovenia is South Korea, followed by Nepal. At the bottom of the list: countries like Japan, Germany and Kenya, which have less than one publication per million people. But even if you take the total data, Slovenia does surprisingly well for its size. For non-daily periodicals, Slovenia still has more than countries like Germany, Poland, Spain and many others that are many times larger.

Everybody knows the Japanese work ...

Everybody knows the Japanese work hard and long hours… or do they? What if I told you that Slovenes work longer hours than the Japanese? You wouldn’t believe me. But according to the OECD, Slovenes are some of the hardest working...

If you want to have a very special marriage ...

If you want to have a very special marriage, try having it on the island of Bled. You get there by taking a traditional wooden boat. That’s the easy part. When you arrive, the groom must carry his bride up the 99 steps that lead...

If you’ve seen the Slovenian flag ...

If you’ve seen the Slovenian flag, you know that it has three horizontal stripes: white, blue and red. Because the pan-Slavic movement used these three colors, you might think that was the inspiration. But it wasn’t. The...

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...

Slovenia has exactly one World UNESCO ...

Slovenia has one beautiful World UNESCO Heritage site: The Škocjan caves. They are one of the largest known underground caverns in the world. The beautiful limestone caves go down to nearly 200 meters – that means you could...

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...

Slovenia suffered heavily from ...

Slovenia suffered heavily from the Second World War. The country had nearly 100,000 casualties, including a small Jewish population that was almost completely destroyed. An enormous number of Slovenes were also interned in...

Slovenia is considered a high-income ...

Slovenia is considered a high-income nation, with per capita GDP at 18,000 euros. That’s the highest among eastern European countries. The closest is the Czech Republic, with per capita GDP at about 13,000. But it’s still roughly...