Basic facts about Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, which itself is a member of the European Union. The population of Slovenia is approximately 2 million.

Population of Ljubljana: 280.607

History of Ljubljana
The development of Ljubljana dates back to Roman times, where the fortified Roman settlement of Emona lay on the area of today's Ljubljana. After Emona was destroyed by Huns, Slavs has arrived and built a town under the present castle hill, that developed into medieval Ljubljana (known as Laibach).

Time zone: Central European (GMT/UTC + 1)

Slovenian language
In Slovenia the official language is Slovene (or Slovenian), which is similar to other Slavic languages, particularly close to Serbo-Croatian, which uses the Latin alphabet. Many people also speak English, German and Italian as a foreign language.

Ljubljana pronunciation
Origin of the name Ljubljana and how to pronounce Ljubljana.

Institutions in Ljubljana
Useful addresses and contacts for the stock exchange, universities, parliament and other important institutions of business, social and political life in the capital.

In Slovenia the valid currency is the Euro (EUR).

Public holidays in Slovenia

  • 1 January: New Year
  • 8 February - Slovenian Day of Culture
  • Easter Sunday, Easter Monday in April
  • 7th Sunday after Easter - Pentecost
  • 27 April - Day of Uprising against occupation
  • 1 and 2 May - Labour day
  • 25 June - National day
  • 15 August - Assumption day
  • 31 October - Reformation day
  • 1 November - All souls' day
  • 25 December - Christmas
  • 26 December - Independence day

Telephone dialling codes 
Slovenia: +386 
Ljubljana: (0)1