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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.

Slovenia currently has 7 different ...

Slovenia currently has 7 different parties in its parliament. This is an impressive number, especially for such a small country. Germany, which is 40 times bigger than Slovenia, has less parties. So does Italy. The Czech Republic...

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...

Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping ...

Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping, but the story cannot be told without mentioning Anton Janša. Although he left Vienna with the hope of becoming a painter, it was in beekeeping that he found his true calling. His skills...

Slovenes are enthusiastic readers ...

Slovenes are enthusiastic readers. The country has around 60 public libraries across the country, and Slovenes check out around 20 million titles every year. That’s one of the highest rates in Europe. (In fact, only Denmark has a...

For many nations, the arrival of Napoleon ...

For many nations, the arrival of Napoleon is remembered as a national disaster. But in Ljubljana, you’ll find a memorial dedicated to Napoleon. The reason? Slovenes welcomed French forces, as they expected greater cultural and...

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...

The “dance of death” was ...

The “dance of death” was a medieval artistic genre that was popular in France, but there is one outstanding example of it here in Slovenia. The fresco was drawn in 1490 in the Trinity Church in Hrastovlje, but eventually...

What is the most successful handball team ...

What is the most successful handball team in Europe? If you’re into handball you’d probably say Barcelona. And that’s probably the right answer. But this is Slovenia facts --- so let’s ask another question. What is the most...