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Country Name
Slovenia
Geographical Area
20,273 square km
Population
2,058,000
Capital City
Ljubljana
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People   2,058,000
Language   Slovenian, Hungarian, and Italian.
Religion   Catholic 57.8%, Unaffiliated 3.5%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox Christian 2.3%.
Government   Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of Government   President: Borut Pahor Prime Minister: Alenka Bratušek
Embassy   Embassy of the United States Prešernova 31, Ljubljana, Slovenia Telephone: +386 1 200 55 00 Fax: +386 1 200 55 55 E-mail: USEmbassyLjubljana@state.govPrešernova 31 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia Phone: +386 (1) 2005500 Fax.: +386 (1) 200-5555
Visas   No visa is required for US citizens traveling to Slovenia for a duration of less than three months.
Health Risks   For the latest information on vaccinations, outbreaks, and diseases, please consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
Clothing Suggestions   Be sure to dress in layers; Slovenian nights can be cold, especially is staying beside the lakes or mountains. Fall can be very rainy, so it would also be advisable to bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket.
Time Zone:   UTC+01:00 (6 hours ahead of US Eastern Time Zone.)
Banking / Exchange   Cashpoints (ATMs) are very common and money is best exchanged at a bank.
Currency   Euro (EUR)
Electric Current   Voltage: 230 V
Credit Cards / Traveler Checks   All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and major stores.
Shopping   In major cities, most shops are open Mon-Sat 9am to 9pm.
Weights & measures   Metric
How to shop Tax Fee   Visitors from other countries can obtain a VAT refund by getting a special form at the point of sale, and this is filled out by the seller. As you exit the EU Member State, you must get the form certified by the customs authorities. At the same time, of course, you need to present the original receipt. Goods purchased must be taken out of the country before the expiry of three months from the day of purchase. The tax is refunded to you by the institutions indicated on the tax-free purchases form. VAT refunds cannot be requested for mineral oils, alcohol and alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.
National Airport   Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport
Major Tourist Attractions   Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Soca Valley.
Tipping Suggestion   Many Slovenes do not usually tip, however it is not uncommon that tourists tip 10-15% for good service.
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