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Slovenia has more judges per capita than any other country. Photo: rtvslo.si

Some people have complained about the slow pace of the judicial system. But did you know that Slovenia actually has more judges and magistrates per capita than almost any other country in the world? According to UN data, Slovenia has 0.44 judges and magistrates for every 1,000 people. That puts them in third place in the world – ahead of the United States and every other EU member country. Despite this, Slovenia lost a case in 2008 in the European Court of Human rights – it was fined 9,000 euros for its backlog of trials and for violating the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time.

For a small country, Slovenia ...

For a small country, Slovenia can have radically different temperatures in different places. However, it’s usually about 21 degrees in the summertime and around 0 degrees in the winter. But those are just averages. Sometimes it...

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...

The oldest existing document ...

The oldest existing document in Slovene is the Freising Manuscript. Probably written before the year 1000, they are also the first example of a text written in a Slavic language in Latin script. The manuscript is currently in the...

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 Eurovision song contest is ...

The Eurovision song contest is famous for neighbors voting for each other. So it’s no surprise that Slovenia and Croatia have given each other the most points in the history of the contest. Bosnia has been the second most popular...

When do Slovenes leave the country ...

When do Slovenes leave the country? The most common age for men to emigrate out of Slovenia is around 30. After that age, something interesting happens: less and less men leave the country. That’s not the case with Slovenian...

The most popular color for flags ...

The most popular color for flags of the world is “red” but a surprising number of countries use the combination of “red, white and blue.” Altogether 28 countries use that combination – and Slovenia is one of them. So does the...

Slovenia’s newest city is Nova Gorica ...

Slovenia’s newest city is Nova Gorica. Literally translated, the name means “new little mountain,” and it’s just across the border from the Italian town of Gorizia. The ‘new little mountain’ appeared in 1948, as a result of the...