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SLOVENIA is a small republic that, before 1991, was part of the former Yugoslavia. It is a mountainous country, bounded by Croatia in the southwest, Hungary in the east, Austria in the north and Italy in the west. Slovenia also has a short stretch of coastline (45 kilometers or 28 miles) bordering the Adriatic Sea, where the port of Koper located.
Most of Slovenia situated in the Karst Plateau and the Julian Alps (Julijske Alpe). The Julian Alps are in the densely forested, northwestern part of the country and contain the country’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav (2,863 meters or 9,393 feet). The Julian Alps are renowned for their scenery, and the Karst Plateau provides spectacular cave systems.
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Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, is situated relatively centrally within the upland region.
About half of Slovenia’s people live in small, rural farming communities where cattle and sheep rearing are particularly important, but crops are also grown. The northeast of the republic is famous for its wine production.
Mineral resources include oil, coal, lead, uranium, and mercury, while iron, steel, and aluminum produced. Although farming and livestock raising are the chief occupations, Slovenia has also been prosperous in establishing many new light industries, and this has given the country a steady economic base for the future with unemployment lessening and industrial output increasing.
Tourism is also an important industry.
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