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There were days when people thought ...

Slovenian post office is busier than ever. Photo: BoBo

There were days when people thought e-mail would make regular mail (or snail mail) obsolete. But the number of letters sent by the Slovenian post office has only been growing. In 1995, the post office handled about 200,000 letters. Just 15 years later, it’s more than a million. That means that they’ve had to deal with 250% more letters than they did in the early days of independence. Despite the growing number of internet users, the Slovenian post office is still busier than ever.

The number of traffic accidents ...

The number of traffic accidents in Slovenia has been declining in the past five years. According to the Statistics Office of Slovenia, the most dangerous month for drivers in 2009 was May. That was the most fatal month of the...

You may know that Slovenia is ...

You may know that Slovenia is the only country in the world with the word “love” written in the middle. But there are other anagrams as well. For example, the letters in Slovenia can be rearranged to spell “Alive son” and “Save...

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 is a small country ...

Slovenia is a small country – that’s something everyone seems to know. And it’s true: Slovenia makes up less than 0.004 % of the Earth. But! Slovenia has tremendous biodiversity for its small size. It has a full 1% of all living...

It’s rare to find adults living ...

It’s rare to find adults living by themselves in Slovenia, according to eurostat. Compared to other European countries, Slovenian houses are among the largest. In Scandinavia, for example, less than 1% of people live in homes...

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,...

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...

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...