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Over the past decade, the average annual temperatures in Slovenia have increased and the amount of precipitation has decreased. The Slovenian Environmental Agency is tasked with preserving natural resources, the environment, and creating sustainable development projects.1 Air, water, and soil have all been negatively impacted by harmful emissions caused by increased industrial and human activity.

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Geography

south Central Europe, Julian Alps between Austria and Croatia
Area

Total 20,273 sq km
Land 20,151 sq km
Water 122 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Natural Resources

lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests ;
Natural Hazards

flooding; earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain

Demographics

Nationality
Slovenian
Population
1,992,690 (July 2013 est.)
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Slovenia became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro (on 1 January 2007) and has experienced one of the most stable political and economic transitions in Central and Southeastern Europe. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. Privatization has lagged since 2002, and the economy has one of the highest levels of state control in the EU. Structural reforms to improve the business environment have allowed for somewhat greater foreign participation in Slovenia's economy and helped to ...See More lower unemployment. In March 2004, Slovenia became the first transition country to graduate from borrower status to donor partner at the World Bank. In 2007, Slovenia was invited to begin the process for joining the OECD; it became a member in 2012. Despite its economic success, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovenia has lagged behind the region average, and taxes remain relatively high. Furthermore, the labor market is often seen as inflexible, and legacy industries are losing sales to more competitive firms in China, India, and elsewhere. In 2009, the global recession caused the economy to contract - through falling exports and industrial production - by 8%, and unemployment to rise. Although growth resumed in 2010, it dipped into negative territory in 2012 and the unemployment rate continued to rise, approaching 12% in 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$58.91 billion (2012 est.); $60.32 billion (2011 est.); $59.96 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes; cattle, sheep, poultry
Industries

ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting; electronics (including military electronics), trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools