LOCATED IN THE Balkans, and formerly one of the constituent parts of Yugoslavia, Slovenia has a land area of 7,827 sq. mi. (20,251 sq. km.), with a population of 2,030,000 (2006 est.) and a population den-sity of 251 people per sq. mi. (99 people per sq. km.). About 12 percent of the country is arable, with a further 24 percent covered in meadows and pasture and 54 percent in forests.

In spite of its large amount of forestry, because of its high standard of living, Slovenia ranks 50th in the world in terms of its per capita carbon monoxide emissions, with 6.3 metric tons per person in 1992, falling to 5.5 metric tons in 1994 and then rising dramatically to 7.1 metric tons in 1995 before ...

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