About Slovenia

SloveniaAbout 2,081,000 people live in Slovenia. According to statistics, there are just a little bit more women, about 0.2%. With an area of 20,273 km², Slovenia is considered to be medium-sized European country, though it has the reputation of being a small country that has everything; mountains, sea, hills and valleys, lakes and rivers… The length of the state border is 1,382 km, of which 921 km is land, 413 km is river and 48 km is the sea border.

The capital city of Slovenia is Ljubljana. Slovenia is divided into 12 statistical regions, which combined have 212 municipalities. Number of municipalities by statistical regions:

  • Pomurska (Mura) region has 27 municipalities with the largest city Murska Sobota.
  • Podravska (Drava) region has 41 municipalities with the largest city Maribor.
  • Koroška (Carinthia) region has 12 municipalities with the largest city Slovenj Gradec.
  • Savinjska (Savinja) region has 31 municipalities with the largest city Celje.
  • Zasavska (Central Sava) region has 4 municipalities with the largest city Trbovlje.
  • Posavina (Lower Sava) region has 6 municipalities with largest city Krško.
  • Jugovzhodna (Southeastern) Slovenia has 21 municipalities with the largest city Novo mesto.
  • Osrednjeslovenska (Central Slovenia) region has 25 municipalities with the largest city Ljubljana, also capital of Slovenia.
  • Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) region has 18 municipalities with the largest city Kranj.
  • Primorje-Notranjska (Littoral–Inner Carniola) region has 6 municipalities with the largest city Postojna.
  • Goriška (Gorizia) region has 13 municipalities with the largest city Nova Gorica.
  • Obalno-kraška (coastal-karst) region has 8 municipalities with the largest city Koper.

Slovenian forests

Mali Golak is the tallest among Golak peaks in Gorizia, Notranjska and Snežnik hills. Reaching an altitude of 1495 meters above sea level, Mali Golak...

Slovenia is a land of mountains, rivers and forests. Over 58% or 11.800 km² of the country is covered by forests. Slovenians are closely related to the forest and virtually any Slovenian will say he or she love spending time walking in forests, especially when picking chestnuts or mushrooms. Thousands of years ago, the entire country was covered with forest and forest-covered higher altitude points… Actually all the way until tree line ends, which is at approx. 1800 meters above sea level. Slovenia is 4th most forested country in Europe. Finland takes the gold medal with 72% of the country being covered by forest, silver goes to Estonia for 61% and bronze to Lithuania with 60% of the land being forest.

The most common tree species are beech and spruce. Slovenian forests are home to 95 bird species, 70 mammal species, 17 amphibian species and 10 reptile species.

 

It is almost unbelievable, but Slovenian forest annually produces approx 6 tonnes of oxygen while country this green can’t go unnoticed even on a global scale. Slovenia represents an important source of oxygen and carbon dioxide “sink”. Forests ale also a natural safety measure, protectin soil from erosion and preventing landslides. They retain precipitation water and prevent it from evaporating too quickly. Forests affect temperature and humidity. Nearby places usually have a slightly lower temperature during the hot summer months.

Slovenian mountains

Stol, known also as Hochstuhl, is a 2236 m high mountain in Slovenia Karavanke range.

As mentioned above, Slovenia is also a land of hills and mountains. The country boasts beautiful peaks and countless mountains. There are over 350 peaks with an altitude above 2000, with highest being mountain Triglav, which kisses the sky at an altitude of 2864 meters above sea level. The lowest among two-thousanders is Toplar. It reaches an altitude of exactly 2000 meters above sea level.

List of Slovenian mountains with altitude exactly or above 2000 meters.

Toplar 2000 m
Kal 2001 m
Lanževica 2003 m
Ablanca 2004 m
Glava pod Planjo 2006 m
Malo Ušje 2007 m
Grad 2008 m
Rušje 2008 m
Plešivec 2008 m
Mahavšček 2008 m
Krivi rob 2009 m
Brda 2009 m
Lopatnik 2012 m
Adam 2012 m
Škofič 2013 m
Vrh konte 2014 m
Potoški Stol 2014 m
Debela peč 2014 m
Mali vrh 2015 m
Velika Baba 2016 m
Mali vrh 2017 m
Mala Ojstrica 2017 m
Mala Baba 2018 m
Mala Kalška gora 2019 m
Eva 2019 m
Lučki Dedec 2023 m
Zelenjak 2024 m
Vrh Ribežnov 2024 m
Stador 2025 m
Pungrat 2025 m
Obliči 2026 m
Palec 2026 m
Poljske device 2028 m
Kurica 2028 m
Travnik 2029 m
Mala Raduha 2029 m
Srednji vrh 2032 m
Kreda 2033 m
Veliki Konj 2034 m
Kačarjeva glava 2034 m
Gubno 2035 m
Malo Kladivo 2036 m
Plaski Kuk 2038 m
Na Pečeh 2039 m
Turn 2040 m
Jezerski Stog 2040 m
Veliki Lemež 2043 m
Tegoška gora 2044 m
Spodnja Šplevta 2046 m
Veliko Ušje 2048 m
Votlo Sleme 2049 m
Jelenk 2050 m
Viševnik 2050 m
Germlajt 2051 m
Zeleni vrh 2052 m
Vrh nad Škrbino 2054 m
Pri Banderi 2055 m
Veliki Pršivec 2056 m
Tolsta Košuta 2057 m
Kalška gora 2058 m
Veliki vrh (Begunjščica) 2060 m
Krnička gora 2061 m
Podrta gora 2061 m
Velika Raduha 2062 m
Mali peski 2063 m
Gamsovke 2065 m
Mala Tičarica 2071 m
Skutnik 2074 m
Rigljica 2074 m
Mali Pihavec 2074 m
Tičarica 2075 m
Prevalski Stog 2075 m
Dovška Mala Kepa 2077 m
Velika glava 2077 m
Slatna 2077 m
Sleme (Vrtaško) 2077 m
Goličica 2078 m
Užnik 2079 m
Krofička 2083 m
Zadnjiški Ozebnik 2084 m
Tolminski Kuk 2085 m
Mala Gnila glava 2086 m
Nad Šitom glava 2087 m
Ogradi 2087 m
Veliki vrh 2088 m
Zagorelec 2090 m
Veliki Pihavec 2090 m
Velika Tičarica 2091 m
Planja 2092 m
Mrzli vrh 2094 m
Kladivo 2094 m
Rušica 2096 m
Kobila 2098 m
Cesar 2098 m
Debeli lašt 2098 m
Kogel 2100 m
Gladki lašt 2100 m
Srebrnjak 2100 m
Veliki Grad 2102 m
Koštrunovec 2102 m
Vajnež 2102 m
Ostrv 2104 m
Dimniki 2104 m
Vrh Police 2105 m
Celovška špica 2105 m
Ledinski vrh 2108 m
Vrh nad Rudo 2108 m
Goličica 2108 m
Trentski Pelc 2109 m
Suhi vrh 2109 m
Končnikov vrh 2109 m
Veliki vrh 2110 m
Vršac 2112 m
Mali Skedenj 2112 m
Vrh Male krnice 2114 m
Velika Gnila glava 2114 m
Veliki Jelenk 2114 m
Velika Zelenica 2114 m
Zadnja Lopa 2115 m
Krkotnik 2116 m
Šmihelovec 2117 m
Vrh Goleževice 2119 m
Veliki Babanski Skedenj 2121 m
Činkelman 2124 m
Macesje 2124 m
Kordeževa glava 2125 m
Jerebica 2126 m
Železniške šice 2127 m
Velika Baba 2127 m
Glava za bajto 2131 m
Pelc za Rušo 2133 m
Storžič 2132 m
Mali Draški vrh 2132 m
Skala 2133 m
Košutnikov turn 2133 m
Srednji vrh 2134 m
Teme 2136 m
Sklep 2136 m
Kljuka 2137 m
Sravnik 2140 m
Travniški rob 2142 m
Krnčica 2142 m
Kepa 2143 m
Vrh Brda 2152 m
Turn pod Stenarjem 2154 m
Visoka špica 2159 m
Velika Baba 2160 m
Nizki vrh 2162 m
Batognica 2164 m
Veliki Stador 2165 m
Male špice 2167 m
Brda 2169 m
Špičica 2169 m
Zelene čuklje 2170 m
Skutnik 2172 m
Mali Talir 2174 m
Mali Bedinji vrh 2175 m
Vrh nad Peski 2176 m
Prvi Vogel 2181 m
Vrtača 2181 m
Plešivec 2184 m
Mali Pihavec 2185 m
Nad steno 2186 m
Bavh 2186 m
Kopica 2190 m
Mali Razor 2191 m
Veliki kup 2192 m
Špiček 2192 m
Vršac 2194 m
Bedinji vrh 2196 m
Votli vrh 2197 m
Špica v Planji 2198 m
Mali Stol 2198 m
Travnik (Strmi Nos) 2200 m
Kopice 2202 m
Mrzla gora 2203 m
Rombon 2208 m
Kanceljni 2213 m
Mali Prisank 2215 m
Dovški Pihavec 2216 m
Šplevta (Pihavec) 2224 m
Kalški greben 2224 m
Vernar 2225 m
Vrh nad Mužici 2227 m
Srednji Vogel 2227 m
Rob Velike Dnine 2228 m
Srednja Ponca 2228 m
Prevčev stolp 2228 m
Čelo 2228 m
Vrh Krnice 2234 m
Stol 2236 m
Hudičev steber 2237 m
Zadnja Ponca 2242 m
Veliki Draški vrh 2243 m
Lučka Baba 2244 m
Krn 2244 m
Vrh Rup 2245 m
Oblica 2246 m
Luknja peč 2249 m
Turska gora 2251 m
Brana 2253 m
Travnik 2256 m
Rateški Mali Mangart 2259 m
Strugove špice 2260 m
Morež 2261 m
Prestreljeniški Vršič 2262 m
Strug (Strmi) 2265 m
Nad Kuhinjo špica 2266 m
Slovenski turnc 2267 m
Glave nad Grabnom 2268 m
Šplevta 2272 m
Mišeljska glava 2273 m
Mala Črnelska špica 2273 m
Visoka (Rateška) Ponca 2274 m
Na Nizkem 2275 m
Tosc 2275 m
Vrh Zelenic 2278 m
Veliki Talir 2281 m
Frdamane police 2284 m
Vršiči pod Lopo 2285 m
Mala Rinka 2289 m
Konjc 2289 m
Mali Grintavec 2294 m
Konjske police 2297 m
Spodnja Vrbanova špica 2299 m
Šite 2305 m
Oltarji 2308 m
Škednjovec 2309 m
Mala Zelnarica 2310 m
Visoka glava 2311 m
Kraj sten 2311 m
Malo špičje 2312 m
Vzhodne glave 2314 m
Kamen 2315 m
Zadnji Pelc 2315 m
Velika Zelnarica 2320 m
Turn pod Laško planjo 2323 m
Mali Ozebnik 2324 m
Vrh Labrja 2326 m
Grdi Vršič 2327 m
Zadnji Vogel 2327 m
Škodela 2331 m
Mala Mojstrovka 2332 m
Velika Črnelska špica 2332 m
Vrh Žlebi 2335 m
Srednji Pelc 2338 m
Grdi Vršič 2340 m
Vevnica 2340 m
Hudi Vršič 2344 m
Briceljk 2346 m
Bavški Grintavec 2347 m
V Koncu špica 2350 m
Kol 2350 m
Ojstrica 2350 m
Mišelj vrh 2350 m
Zadnja Mojstrovka 2354 m
Spodnji Stenar 2356 m
Plaski Vogel 2356 m
Šmarjetna glava 2358 m
Skutniki 2360 m
Vrh Snežne konte 2361 m
Vrh nad Kamnom- Pihavec 2365 m
Rjavčeve glave 2365 m
Glava za žlebom 2365 m
Kriški rob 2366 m
Vrh Osojnic 2371 m
Kucelj 2372 m
Velika Mojstrovka 2372 m
Štajerska Rinka 2374 m
Kotova špica 2376 m
Travnik 2379 m
Turn pod Črnim voglom 2380 m
Šplevta 2382 m
Vrh Hribaric 2388 m
Veliki Pelc 2388 m
Debeli vrh 2390 m
Zadnji Prisank 2392 m
Bovški Gamsovec 2392 m
Koritniški Mali Mangart 2393 m
Cmir 2393 m
Turn pod Razorjem 2394 m
Planjava 2394 m
Goličica 2394 m
Veliko špičje 2398 m
Gubno 2404 m
Lopa 2406 m
Visoka Vrbanova špica 2408 m
Križ 2410 m
Lipnica 2418 m
Pihavec (Zadnjica) 2419 m
Črni vogel 2422 m
Glava 2426 m
Kukova špica 2427 m
Pod Kaninom 2429 m
Koroška Rinka (Križ) 2433 m
Dovški Gamsovec 2440 m
Pelc nad Klonicami 2442 m
Mali Grintovec 2447 m
Škrnatarica 2448 m
Vršaki 2448 m
Vrh Laške planje 2448 m
Planja 2453 m
Kranjska Rinka 2453 m
Štruca 2457 m
Begunjski vrh 2461 m
Peči 2464 m
Mišeljski Konec 2464 m
Vrh Zelenic 2468 m
Zvoniki 2472 m
Špik 2472 m
Dolgi hrbet 2473 m
Hudi Vršič 2478 m
Veliki Ozebnik 2480 m
Na Križu 2484 m
Vrh Žlebičev 2486 m
Poprovec 2495 m
Široka peč 2497 m
Prestreljenik 2499 m
Spodnji Rokav 2500 m
Stenar 2501 m
Mala (Martuljška) Ponca 2502 m
Kokrska Kočna 2520 m
Mali Oltar 2521 m
Kaninski Vršič 2530 m
Skuta 2532 m
Rjavina 2532 m
2538 m
Jezerska Kočna 2540 m
Spodnja Dolkova špica 2541 m
Kredarica 2539 m
Dovški križ 2542 m
Srednji Vršič 2543 m
Rakova špica 2545 m
Rogljica 2547 m
Prisank (Prisojnik) 2547 m
Glava v Zaplanji 2556 m
Grintovec 2558 m
Rjavec 2568 m
Kanjavec 2569 m
Mali Kanin 2571 m
Visoki Kanin 2587 m
Srednji Rokav 2589 m
Dolkova špica 2591 m
Razor 2601 m
Velika (Martuljška) Ponca 2602 m
Veliki Oltar 2621 m
Jalovec 2645 m
Visoki Rokav 2646 m
Mangart 2679 m
Mali Triglav 2725 m
Škrlatica 2740 m
Triglav 2864 m

Rivers in Slovenia

Sava (s Savo Dolinko)
Drava
Mura
Kolpa
Soča
Savinja
Krka
Sotla
Ledava
Dravinja
Pesnica
Velika Krka
Idrijca
Ščavnica
Nadiža (z Belim potokom)
(Notranjska) Reka
Idrija
Sora (s Poljansko Soro)
Vipava
Sava Dolinka
Mirna
Poljanska Sora
Meža
Ljubljanica
Paka
Polskava
Mislinja
Voglajna (z Ločnico)
Kokra
Lahinja
Gradaščica (z Malo vodo)
Kamniška Bistrica
Kobiljski potok
Radulja
Sava Bohinjka
Bistrica (Sotla)
Bistrica (Ribnica)
Bolska
Hudinja
Selška Sora
Iška
Dragonja
Dreta
Oplotnica
Pšata
Mučka Bistrica
Pivka
Temenica
Tržiška Bistrica
Framski potok
Ložnica (Dravinja)
Ložnica (Savinja)
Bača
Bregana
Gračnica
Kučnica
Črnec
Šujica
Radomlja
Cerkniščica
Rogatnica
Velka (Pesnica)
Višnjica
Sopota
Molja (Mola)
Nanoščica
Sevnična