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Panorama of Ljubljana Official name: Republic of Slovenia
Political system: parliamentary republic
Area: 20,273 km2 (Forest: 10,124 km2 / Vineyards: 216 km2)
Capital: Ljubljana
Population: 2 million
Ethnic origin of population: Slovene (83.06%), Italian (0.16%), Hungarian (0.43%), Others (11.57%)
Language: Slovene
Religion: Roman Catholic (82%)
Climate: Alpine, Continental, Mediterranean
Time zone: Central European Time GMT+1
Political system: multiparty parliamentary democracy
Economy: GDP p.c. (2011) 24.513 USD; imports (2012) 28.39 billion USD, exports (2012) 27.08 billion USD
Currency: Euro, 1 January 2007
Education: Universities in Ljubljana and Maribor 104.000 students (2011/2012)
Culture: 14 professional and numerous amateur theatres, 2 operas, 45 permanent galleries, 60 museums, 5 professional orchestras and a symphony orchestra
Media: 6 daily newspapers, 40 weeklies, state television, private televisions, state radio station, local radio stations

Holidays

January 1 New Year’s
February 8 Prešeren Day, Slovene cultural day
March 22 – April 25 Easter (sunday and monday)
April 27 Day of Uprising against the Occupation
May 1 and 2 May Day holiday
June 25 Slovenia Day
August 15 Feast of the Assumption
August 17 Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation
September 15 Restoration of the Primorska Region to the Motherland
October 31 Reformation Day
November 1 All Saint’s Day
November 23 Rudolf Maister Day
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Independence and Unity Day

Anti smoking law

As of August 2007 smoking is prohibited in all public places and places of employment. It is only allowed in special areas as determined by accommodation providers, in homes for senior citizens, jails, psychiatric clinics and in areas intended exclusively for smokers.
The age limit for access to tobacco products has also been increased from 15 to 18 years of age for both sales attendants and customers. As with sales of alcoholic beverages, sales attendants can demand proof of age from the customer.

Important telephone numbers

Police: 113
Firefighters: 112
Emergency first aid: 112

Stores

Working hours are mostly nonstop without lunch time closing.
- Weekdays: 8:00 to 19:00
- Saturdays: 8:00 to 13:00
- Sundays and holidays: On duty pharmacies, etc., and some private stores
Payment is in Euros, most stores accept credit cards: American Express, Diners, Master Card – Eurocard, and Visa.

Post Office

Hours of operation:
- Weekdays: 8:00 to 18:00
- Saturdays: 8:00 to 12:00
Evenings and Sundays only main Post Offces in larger centers are open.

Communications

International outgoing call prefix: 00
International calls to Slovenia prefix: 386
Public telephones operate on magnetic cards. Magnetic cards are sold at post offices, at newspaper kiosks and tobacco shops.

Mobile telephone use

Mobile telephones in Slovenia operate in the network on the frequency bands of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, 3G, UMTS, HSDPA, LTE.

Drinking Water

The water is safe and drinkable throughout the country.

Electricity

Current is 220 V, 50 Hz.

Other information

Banks will exchange foreign currency and travelers checks for Euros and vice versa. Foreign residents may open Euro and foreign currency accounts, and it is possible to send money orders and transfer payments. Changing money is also possible at exchange offces in hotels, gasoline stations, tourist agencies, supermarkets, and numerous small exchange offices.
Hours of operation:
- Weekdays: 8:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
- Saturdays: 8:30 to 11:00/12:00