Slovenia joined the European Union on May 1, 2004. It was a not a founder of the EU.
Slovenia was a part of Yugoslavia.
It is souronded by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.
The Slovenia flag has a medieval coat of arms.
The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana. Four major cities are Maribor, Celje, Kranj, and Velenje.
Government and Currency
Slovenia's government type is a republic. Their currency was tolar but when they joined the EU it was changed to EURO.
1) Slovenia gained independence in 1991.
2) 60% of Slovenia is covered by trees.
3) In Slovenia you can see traces of real dinosaurs around 200 million years ago.