Slovenia is a nation state situated in Central Europe. It covers 20,273 square km and has a population of 2.05 million. It is characterized by a high economic and social level. Its capital and largest city is Lubliana.
At the northwestern corner of the country lie the Julian Alps with the picturesque Lake Bled and the Socha Valley, as well as the nation's highest peak, Mount Triglav in the middle of Triglav National Park.
The region of Slovenian Istria meets the Adriatic Sea, where the most important historical monument is the Venetian Gothic Mediterranean town of Piran.
The settlement of Portoroz and Izola attracts crowds in summer.
The hills around Slovenia's second-largest town, Maribor, are renowned for their wine-making.
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