Slovenia is situated in Central Europe, sharing borders with Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. One of Europe's youngest countries, it first become an independent state in 1991 after the collapse of the Yugoslav federation. Mostly elevated, the Slovenian landscape consists mainly of charts plateaus and ridges, spectacular Alpine peaks, valleys and basins. The highest Alpine peak in Slovenia is Triglav (2864m / 9396ft.), which literally means ‘three heads’. The landscape is dominated by green colours, with over half the country covered by forest. In relative terms, this is the third highest percentage covering within Europe, after just Sweden and Finland. Slovenia specifically protects approximately 11% of its terrain - the largest national park being the Triglav National Park, covering 848 sq. km (327 sq. mi).
Capital city: Ljubljana Highest Point: Triglav (9396ft / 2864m) Lowest Point: Adriatic Sea (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 7780 sq. mi (20,151 sq. km) Water Area: 47 sq. mi (122 sq. km) Total Area: 7827 sq. mi (20,273 sq. km) Coastline: 29 miles (46.6 km) Bordering countries (4) Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy