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Slovenia Flag

Shop for authentic Slovenia Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Slovenia flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Slovenia flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Slovenia National Anthem, historical information about the Slovenia flag, and demographic data about Slovenia

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History of the Slovenian Flag

The Slovenia Flag features three horizontal bands in the colors of white, blue, and red which are the Pan-slavic colors. At the left-hand side of the flag towards the top, is the national coat of arms. The coat of arms contains a shield with the image of Mount Triglav in white, which is against a blue background and at the bottom of the mountain, are two wavy blue lines which represent the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia's access to it. Above the mountain are three 6-pointed stars in the shape of an inverted triangle that represent the "Duchy of Celje," which was a large dynastic house during the 14th and 15thcentury. The Slovenia flag was adopted on June 24th, 1991 but the colors used on it today were first introduced on the Slovenia flag on April 7th, 1848.

Slovenia is a country located in Central Europe that shares borders with Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and the Adriatic Sea. The capital and largest city of Slovenia is called, Ljublijana (which translates as "loved one") and is renowned for the Tivoli city park that it is home to as well as the university population. From the late 13th century, Slovenia was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty but in 1436, the "Counts of Celje" who had the title of state princes were in heavy competition with the Habsburgs for control and soon became a large dynasty until their collapse in 1456. As a result of this, the Habsburgs gained full control of Slovenia once again until 1918. In 1918, the State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs who joined with Serbia became the "Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes."

In 1929, this name was changed to the "Kingdom of Yugoslavia." During WWII, Slovenia was the only country that was occupied by both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The Southern Part of Slovenia was occupied by Fascist Italy and the Northern part was occupied by Nazi Germany until Yugoslavia was freed in 1945. During this war, approximately 8% of the Slovene population lost their lives, 2.5% were killed soon after the war and approximately 250,000 fled the country during and after the war. In 1991, following the 10-day war (also known as the "Slovenian War of Independence") that took place between June 26th – July 4th, Slovenia finally gained their independence.

Slovenia is a country that attracts many tourists due to the historic monuments and sights that it is home to. There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia, the most popular and most visited one being the "Postojna Cave." It is approximately 2,000,000 years old and has a double-track railway (the only cave in the world that does). Another famous landmark in Slovenia is "Lake Bled," which is an island in the middle of the sea that is surrounded by mountains. The "Triglav Mountain" which is the highest point in Slovenia is the main feature of Triglav National Park (one of the oldest national parks in Europe). As well as these points of interest, Slovenia is home to the most churches, chapels, and monuments in Europe, with over 3,000 of them.

Geographic Coordinates
46 07 N, 14 49 E
Area
20,273 sq km
Population
2,003,136
Life Expectancy
77.12 years
Government Type
Parliamentary Republic
Capital
Ljublja
GDP
$55.84 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
9.2% (2009 est.)
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Calling Code
+386
Internet TLD
.si

Slovenia National Anthem

A Toast (Zdravljica)

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Lyrics

God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitation
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
That all man free
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.
Who long to see
That all man free
No more shall foes, but...
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.