Divided among Germany, Italy and Hungary during World War II, Slovenia was eventually made a constituent of Yugoslavia soon after in 1945. It wasn’t until 45 years later that the state began to look for its independence. Five years later this was granted and the European Community eventually recognised it as an independent state on January 15th 1992.
The country’s main cities are Ljubljana, Maribor and Celje. Even though it is quite industrial in relation to other former Yugoslav republics, the agriculture industry employs most Slovenes.
The country is frequented by more and more travellers every year thanks to its location in between Italy and Croatia. This area between both countries is particularly picturesque thanks to the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps.