Republic of Slovenia
Political Status: Former constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; independence declared June 25, 1991, on the basis of a referendum held December 23, 1990; present constitution adopted December 23, 1991.
Area: 7,818 sq. mi. (20,251 sq. km.).
Population: 1,964,036 (2002C); 2,011,000 (2006E).
Major Urban Centers (2005E): LJUBLJANA (256,000), Maribor (92,000).
Official Language: Slovene.
Monetary Unit: Euro (official rate July 1, 2007: 1 euros = $1.45US). (Slovenia adopted the euro as its official currency on January 1, 2007. Its former currency was the tolar.)
President: Janez DRNOVŠEK (elected as a member of Liberal Democracy of Slovenia); directly elected in balloting of November 10 and December 1, 2002, and inaugurated for a five-year term on December 22 succeeding Milan KUČAN (nonparty).
President of the Executive Council (Prime Minister): ...