"Ljubljana - my home town" Ljubljana by Umea6
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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:So small a women can walk through the city in high heels in one day.
- In a nutshell:Pocket size capital.
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