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What’s the most common crime ...

8 times as many men are convicted of crimes as women in Slovenia. Photo: BoBo

What’s the most common crime in Slovenia? The answer is property crimes, by far. More people are convicted of it every year than anything else. It results in more convictions than public disturbance, physical assault, and most other crimes put together. In 2009, there were about 8,000 convictions in Slovenia – nearly half for theft. Interestingly, women made up a tiny amount of those convicted. About 1,000. Meaning that 8 times as many men are convicted of crimes as women in Slovenia.

France Prešeren is without doubt ...

France Prešeren is without doubt the country’s poet laureate. But the great romantic poet suffered from unrequited love for most of his life. His great love, Julija Primic, never returned his affections, and married a wealthy...

Learning Slovene is hard ...

Learning Slovene is hard, but every foreigner who learns Slovene eventually realizes something scary. Although there is just one Slovenian language, there are 32 dialects and sudialects. Speaking Slovene doesn't mean you'll...

Back in 1895, there were about ...

Back in 1895, there were about 30,000 people living in Ljubljana. (That’s about the size of Nova Gorica today) A terrible surprise greeted the residents of Ljubljana on April 14: a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city. The...

When it comes to using the Internet ...

When it comes to using the Internet, there is one thing that Slovenes do differently from other Europeans. According to data from eurostat, Slovenes are the most enthusiastic users of parental controls and web filters. A full 25%...

The first day of the month ...

The first day of the month is a popular day to give birth in Slovenia. The most popular birthday in Slovenia, according to the statistics office, is January 1st. But in the top ten most popular birthdays you’ll also find 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...

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant ...

What’s the biggest Slovenian restaurant business? McDonald’s. There are around 30 various McDonald’s outlets around the country, making them the largest chain of restaurants in Slovenia. And they managed to do so very, very...

Slovenian high school graduates ...

Slovenian high school graduates earned a spot in the Guiness Book of World records for holding the largest simultaneous quadrille in the world. Around 14,000 students all danced in the streets of 10 Slovenian cities at the same...