Wednesday, 23 December 2015

SLOVENIA - Republika Slovenija

Republic of Slovenia  is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.06 million. It is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, European Union, and NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
The territory is mostly mountainous with a mainly continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral that has a sub-Mediterranean climate and the north-western area that has an Alpine climateAdditionally, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Plain meet on the territory of Slovenia. The country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, and significant karst underground watercourses. Over half of the territory is covered by forest.The human settlement of Slovenia is dispersed and uneven.
The Slavic, Germanic, Romance, and Hungarian languages meet here. Although the population is not homogeneous, the majority is Slovene. Slovene is the official language throughout the country, whereas Italian and Hungarian are co-official regional minority languages in those municipalities where the Italian and the Hungarian minority are present.

My good friend Slavica sent these beautiful covers with perfect postmarks done 
herself from their local post office. She already sent more than 10 covers other than these , all were very beautiful. Thank You very much Slavica for the perfect covers.

The below  following  three beautiful covers sent by my good friend Zan Trost from Slovenia. He always visit my blog and share his opinion. He really wished to contribute in my collection, so I prepared three covers and sent to him. Zan went to post office and specially requested for perfect postmark. The covers reached in my hands safely with clear postmark. Thank You Zan for your dedication and help of willingness. 




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