Slovenia – Guide with tips for your holiday

October 7, 2008 at 1:02 pm (Blogging, Culture, Guide, Nature, Photo, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Slovenia, Travel, Trip, Vacation)

In the southwest of the country is due to the proximity to the Adriatic Sea Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild, wet winters. In winter and spring occur along the coast often cold case winds (Bora) on. Inland, the climate is continental characterized. The annual fluctuations in temperature after taking East. When moist air on the Mediterranean rim meets the Alps, it is because of congestion effects to intense rainfall. In the high altitudes of mountainous regions 3 000 mm annual precipitation exceeded. In the capital, Ljubljana, the average January temperature -1 ° C, which in July is 20 ° C. The city had already extreme values of -28 ° C and 39 ° C. The average annual rainfall in Ljubljana amounts to approximately 1 390 millimeters.

Even the plant world documented the situation of Slovenia in the transition area between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. 55 percent of the country is forested. While in the northern mixed forests with oaks, beeches and pines predominate, dominate in the southern parts of the country Linden and bush (eg tree heather, strawberry tree and rockrose).

In the woods among other things Lifelong red deer, roe deer, wild boars, wild cats, various types and weasels foxes. In higher layers are chamois, marmots and mouflon relatively frequently encountered. The bird life is rich in species in Slovenia and others will find Birk and coroners chickens, and golden eagle Kolkrabe suitable habitat. The drier plateaus are the distribution area of different arachnids (such as scorpions and Taranteln) and reptiles (geckos, vipers, vipers, lizards). In the underground caves live Olm. About 6 percent of the land area of Slovenia are protected.

The population of the country amounts to 1.94 million (2004). The ethnic composition is very homogeneous: 96 percent of the population are Slovenes. Moreover, among other things Lifelong Croats, Serbs, Bosnians and Hungary in the country. This relatively uniform composition of the population favored the rapid secession of Slovenia from Yugoslavia. The population density is 96 inhabitants per square kilometer. The annual population growth in 2004 was 0.13 percent. The median life expectancy is 71.9 for men and for women 79.8 years (2004). The standard of living in Slovenia is the highest among the former socialist republics.

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