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LJUBLJANA - the capital of Slovenia

I have been living in Ljubljana all my life. A lot has changed in the last decade, especially after gaining independance. Ljubljana has become a European capital visited by more tourists every year. It is small, app. 300.000 inhabitantas so it is easy to get around.

Although it is small, its history has left the city with many tourist's attractions.

A great architect JOZE PLECNIK was born in Ljubljana in the 19th century. He was a european modern architect. He designed many parks and squares in Ljubljana and gave the modern appearence to the city in the period between the two World Wars.


Not so long ago Slovenia was a part of former Yugoslavia. Slovenia gained independence and sovereignity on the 25 th of June in 1991 after a national referendum in 1990 when Slovene unanimously voted FOR independent REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA. The capital city of Slovenia become LJUBLJANA which is not only the political, but also the economic and cultural capital.
Ljubljana was first mentioned in 1144, but under a different - German name Laibach. A phonetic transcription of the Slovene name for the city was Luwigana.
One of the theories how Ljubljana got its name stem from the word "ljubljena," which in Slovene language means "beloved."
Although Slovenia is a very tiny country, you would be surprised by its diversity - it lies between the ALPS, the MEDITERRANEAN and the PANNONIAN PLAIN.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So small a women can walk through the city in high heels in one day.
  • In a nutshell:Pocket size capital.
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Barbara! I liked your country! Thanx!

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2007 at 12:52 AM

    Good page! Ciao!

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    We had a very enjoyable stay in Ljubljana last summer. YOu page and tips brought back some good memories.

  • Glorija's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2006 at 4:59 AM

    Zivijo. Se ze zelo dolgo nisve tipkale. Upam da uzivas druzinsko zivljenje in da imas na sporedu kmalu spet kaksno potovanje. Zelim ti lep dan, Spela

  • Nov 9, 2006 at 4:49 AM

    Lovely country and city you have there, Barbara. Glad I went and see for myself. Cheers!

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 5:23 PM

    Happy Birthday, dear Barbara !!! Hope it will be a great day filled with love, warmth, smiles and lots of laughter :-)))))))

  • zizkov's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2005 at 3:21 AM

    Hi, I really must visit Slovenia some day.

  • Aug 23, 2005 at 3:35 AM

    Hi Your little angel is going to prove everybody wrong with travelling alot wearing first pair of nike.

  • Saagar's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2005 at 9:50 AM

    Hi, Barbara, your Lubljana pages bring back distant memories of my interrail days... Enjoyable. Enjoyed visiting your pages, thanks for dropping by mine. Coming to Oslo any time soon? Olav

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2005 at 4:11 AM

    beautiful capital. Mostly i dont like capitals but ur homecity looks fascinating. nice and artistic.... bora

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