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Country Profile

The land

Total area : 20 273 km2

The country has a short coastal strip on the Adriatic sea, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria and a combination of mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east.

According to Koeppen’s classification Slovenia has a temperate type climate on the west, close to the Adriatic Sea and a cold type of climate in the rest of the country.

Arable land and permanent crops occupy 285 000 ha, permanent pastures 502 000 ha and forests 1.1 million ha. Main crops are maize 44 401 ha, wheat 31 615 ha, potatoes 9840 ha, fruits 37 514 ha, vegetables 3941 ha and hops 1 803 ha.

Other indicators

Population (December 2014) 2.062.874

GNP per capita (2014) 18.093 EUR

Agriculture Production Index: average for 1997-99 was 104.0 – (Net PIN base 1989-91= 100)
In Slovenia around 7% of total utilised agricultural area was organically farmed, which is almost three times less than in Austria. (2015)

Value added of agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2012 as percentage of GDP was 2,7%
Value added of agriculture in 2014 as percentage of GDP was 1,3 %

Average availability of calories per capita/per day 3 112 in 1995-97

Labour force participation ratio of women to men was 0.83 in april 2016
Women’s earnings were on average 5,3 % or 89 EUR lower than men’s earnings. (2014)

Slovenia is the third largest exporter of the region for pears.
Since 2007, when the Ormož Sugar Factory stopped operating, Slovenia has not been producing sugar beet.
Less than half of the food consumed in Slovenia is produced in Slovenia. (2013)

The oldest vine in the world grows in Slovenia. It grows in front of the Old Vine House in Maribor. It's over 400 years old and still bearing grapes.

The tallest industrial chimney in Europe stands in Slovenia. It is the chimney of thermal power plant in Trbovlje, which is 362 m high.

In 2013, Slovenia had the highest share of land area protected for biodiversity from European countries.

In Slovenia around 7% of total utilised agricultural area was organically farmed, which is almost three times less than in Austria. (2015)


 

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