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General


Population: 1,988,292 (2013), 1,992,690 (2013)
Land Area: 20,273 sq km
Natural Resources: Lignite, coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests
Capital: Ljubljana
Political System: Parliamentary Republic
State Leader: Borut Pahor (December 22nd 2012)
Head of Government: Alenka Bratusek (March 20th 2013)
Languages: Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, Other Christian 0.9%, Unaffiliated 3.5%, Other or Unspecified 23%, None 10.1%
Major Ethnicities: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, Other or Unspecified 12%
Life Expectancy: 77.83 years (2014), 77.66 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 46.82 billion (2013), 45.62 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 57.36 billion (2013), 58.91 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 27,400 (2013), 28,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: -1.1% (2013), -2.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.8%, Industry 28.9%, Services 68.3% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 2.2%, Industry 35%, Services 62.8% (2009)
Industries: Ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics, military electronics, trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools
Agriculture Products: Potatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes; cattle, sheep, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.874 (25th)(2014), 0.892 (21st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 1.726 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 13.1% (2013), 12% (2012)

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Army Size: 6 550 (2004)
Budget: 1.7% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Slovenia is located in Central Europe. Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy. Slovenia's economy has been growing at a steady pace since joining the European Union and adopting the Euro. However, many industries are still state run and this is slowing growth in certain sectors. Foreign investment is also low compared to other members of the European Union.

(2014) Slovenia's economy continued to contract in 2013 and this thrend is expected to have continued into 2014, it will slowly emerge from recession as the rest of the European Union economies recover.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Slovenia
Wikipedia: Slovenia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SVN.html

Updated on: December 24th, 2014