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General Information for Slovenia
Capital City: Ljubljana.
Nationality: (noun) Slovene, (adjective) Slovenian.
Population: 2,005,692.
International Direct Dial Code: 386.
Number of Internal Airports: 6.
Major Languages Spoken: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census).
Currency: 1 Euro (EUR) of 100 Cents.
Main Industries: Ferrous metallurgy and aluminium products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics (), trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals and machine tools.
Territorial Sea: 12 n.m.
Coastline Extent: 47 km.
Climate: Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east.
Natural Resources: Lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower and forests.
Natural Hazards: Flooding; earthquakes.
Terrain: A short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east.
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION:  Arrival/departure notifications and all required data/certificates shall be reported through the national single window system, which is available to registered users at www.up.gov.si/en
REGULATIONS:  EU MRV:  The EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015, and it requires ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO 2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 g.t. calling at any EU and EFTA (Norway and Iceland) port. Data collection takes place on a per voyage basis and started 1 January 2018.
The reported CO 2 emissions, together with additional data, are to be verified by independent certified bodies and sent to a central database managed by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The aggregated ship emission and efficiency data will be published by the EC by 30 June 2019 and then every consecutive year.
Ship owners and operators shall monitor the CO 2 emissions of their vessels per voyage conducted into, between and out of EU (and EFTA) ports. A voyage is defined as any movement of a ship that originates from, or terminates in, a port of call (EU port) and that serves the purpose of transporting passengers or cargo for commercial purposes.
LOCAL HOLIDAYS:  1–2 January (New Year); 8 February (Culture Day); Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; 27 April (National Resistance Day); 1–2 May (International Labour Day); 25 June (National Day); 15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin); 31 October (Reformation Day); 1 November (Remembrance Day); 24 December (Christmas Eve); 25 December (Christmas Day); 26 December (Independence Day).
WEATHER/TIDES:  Natural Disasters:  Western Slovenia is on an earthquake fault line and is subject to occasional tremors.
BANKS:  ATMs are easily accessible and major credit cards/travellers’ cheques are widely accepted. Banks and bureaux de change will change travellers’ cheques and main currencies.