Area: 7,827 square miles
Languages: Slovenian is the official language.
Location: Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, and the Adriatic Sea.
Ethnic groups: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12%
Geography: The Alps dominate Northern Slovenia along its long border with Austria, and Slovenia's Adriatic coastline stretches approximately 29 miles from Italy to Croatia. Southwestern Slovenia's Kras Plateau is a limestone region made up of of underground rivers, gorges, and caves, and is located between Ljubljana and the Mediterranean. In the country’s East and Northeast, the landscape is flat, but the majority of Slovenian terrain is hilly or mountainous.
Population (2009 estimate):2,005,692
Religion: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1%
Time zone: Slovenia is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Ljubljana.