Facts about Slovenia
Slovenia is a parliamentary democracy in which "supreme power is vested in the people" (Article 3, Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia). The country is located between the southeastern reaches of the Alps and the northern Adriatic Sea. With a GNP per capita of USD 9,680 in 1997, Slovenia is the most
prosperous country in Central and Eastern Europe. Its 2 million people speak Slovenian, which in addition to singular and plural has the dual, a special grammatical form which is a linguistic rarity. Slovenian is also the language of one of the oldest documents written in any Slavic tongue, the Freising Manuscripts, from the tenth century. Part of the Slovenian nation lives in the neighboring countries: Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast and Croatia to the east and southeast.
Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN