What is Slovenia known for?

membership including

and the rule of law; a functioning market economy capable of competition within the EU; and the acceptance of the obligations of membership, including EU law. Evaluation of a country's fulfilment of the criteria is the responsibility of the European Council. ref>

short poem

of Auersperg (Principality of Auersperg). He received his education first at the University of Graz and then at Vienna (University of Vienna), where he studied jurisprudence. In Vienna, he met with fellow Carniolan countryman France Prešeren, who would later become the national poet of the Slovenes. The two established a close friendship which lasted till Prešeren's death in 1849. Prešeren also dedicated an ironic short poem to Auersperg, called ''Tri želje Anastazija Zelenca

sweet highly

, it was adapted and became pimba music. Typical schlager tracks are either sweet, highly sentimental ballads with a simple, catchy melody or light pop (pop music) tunes. Lyrics typically center on love, relationships and feelings. The northern variant of schlager (notably in Finland) has taken elements from Nordic and Slavic folk songs, with lyrics tending towards melancholic (melancholia) and elegiac themes. Musically, schlager bears similarities to styles such as easy listening

dance art

-GAZDÁLKODÁS TERVEZÉSI ALEGYSÉGEN (4.2.) date accessdate 2011-03-11 Survival through the ages Ancient customs survived in the rural parts of Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria, Slovenia, western Croatia and Italy in the form of dance, art, processions, rituals and games. The high regional diversity results from the mutual isolation of Alpine communities. In the Alps, the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church

plays traditional

Kalaniemi Trio'', extending the duo with Olli Varis. Both the duo and the trio plays traditional tunes, popular Finnish tunes from about mid 20th century as well as new material by Kalaniemi and Alakotila. The trio released a live CD recorded in Tokyo, ''Tokyo concert'', that partly contains the same tunes as the duos ''Ambra''. *''Accordion Tribe'', an international accordion group consisting of Maria, Guy Klucevsek from U.S. (United States), Bratko Bibic from Slovenia

single world

: himal amadab amadabl.htm title Ama Dablam, Tomaz Humar, Himalaya Extreme, ultimate climbing page publisher date accessdate 2009-11-14 Without a single world wide organizing body or authority for the sport, there has never been a world ranking system by which contesters could compare themselves. The vast differences contesters face in the locations from which they operate contests, and the effect that location has

historic influence

, as anywhere where English is not a native language. It will get you further and help to avoid any misunderstandings. See Slovenian cities leave no doubt about historic influence played by Austrian and Italian architecture: Ljubljana is not unlike Prague and Piran could be easily mistaken for a small Italian town. While cities are far from boring, the real Slovenian must-see is its diverse and unspoiled nature. 250px thumb right Ljubljana's Triple Bridge at night (Image:Ljubljana, Slovenia - The Triple Bridge.jpg) * Visit the alpine resort of Bled and its romantic lake with an island, but continue towards Srednja vas to see some traditional villages, or hitch a ride to Pokljuka mountain, a good starting point for hikes into Julian alps. * Enjoy the 5.3 km ride through Postojna caves (Postojna), the longest publicly accessible depth of any cave system in the world, with massive stalactites and stalagmites. * After visiting the lively coastal town of Piran, a trip to the serene salt works of nearby Sečovlje will feel like stepping out of this world. * Soča river is said to be one of the few rivers in the world to retain their emerald green color throughout its length. The Trenta valley, through which it flows before crossing to Italy, is also well worth seeing. * Slovenian pint-size baroque capital Ljubljana is nice in any season but especially popular in December due to its abundant but tasteful decoration. Do thumb Hiking in Triglavski Narodni Park (File:Hiking the National Park Triglav, Slovenia.JPG) There are many great opportunities for activity holidays in Slovenia: The mountains and rivers of the Julian Alps provide the perfect location for hiking, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking. The southern part of Slovenia is an area of numerous caves. You can enjoy different spa resorts in the eastern part, take a dive in the Adriatic Sea, experience the Slovene cities, go skiing, or enjoy in the countryside tasting Slovene cuisine and local wine. *'''Adrenaline adventures''' in the Posočje area, you can stay in Ljubljana and, in a short distance away, discover the amazing North-Western area of Slovenia called Posočje and Triglav National Park -- canyoning (soteskanje), rafting, para-gliding and much more! Because of the relatively new appearance of Slovenia on the national stage of extreme sports, these are much less expensive to participate in than other European countries, such as the UK or Switzerland. These activities are particularly prevalent in Bohinj, Bovec, Kranjska Gora, and other north-western cities. *Since Slovenia is a small country, you can discover it in a few days. Therefore you can visit Ljubljana (the capital city), the Julian Alps, Karst region, alpine lakes within several days. A more detailed look at the country, however, requires much more time. *There are more than 8,000 known '''caves''' in Slovenia, including the tourist area of Postojna and the UNESCO listed Škocjan Caves (Divača). *Take advantage of beautiful nature in the Alps and go '''hiking''', '''cross-country skiing''', '''Nordic walking''', or '''mountain biking''', weather permitting. *Visit of one many '''spa resorts''' in Slovenia. *Visit the Slovene '''seaside''' and swim in the Adriatic Sea. Try local '''seafood''' and visit the towns of Piran and Portorož. *Visit one of the golf courses in Slovenia. *'''Skiing''' in the Julian Alps is popular in the winter. More popular ski resorts are: Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Vogel, Rogla, Cerkno, Kanin, and Mariborsko Pohorje. Buy Currency Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia

literary skills

inhabited by Slovenes . In Ljubljana, Prešeren's talent was spotted by the poet Valentin Vodnik who encouraged him to develop his literary skills in the Slovene language. As a high school student, he became friends with the future philologist Matija Čop, who would have an extremely important influence on the development of Prešeren's poetry. In 1821, Prešeren enrolled at the University of Vienna, where he studied law, against the wishes of his mother who wanted him to become a priest. In Vienna, he became acquainted with the western canon from Homer to Goethe, but he was most fascinated by Dante and the Italian (Italy) trecentists (Trecento), especially Petrarch and Boccaccio. He also read contemporary Romantic (Romanticism) poets, and he was even fired from the teaching post at the Klinkowström (Joseph von Klinkowström)'s Jesuit institute for having lent a booklet of banned poetry to his friend Anastasius Grün (Anton Alexander Graf von Auersperg). Štukelj was born in Novo Mesto, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia). He is a noted figure in Slovenian sporting history. Štukelj is one of the few Slovene athletes to have risen to the very top of his sport, where he remained right from the World Championships in Ljubljana in 1922 all the way to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin (1936 Summer Olympics), at which he finished his competitive gymnastics career. :Like ''iberiae'' but supercilium absent or vestigial. :Breeding: Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, Slovenia. Winter: coastal Tunisia and Algeria, Mali to Lake Chad. *''M. f. pygmaea'' (A. E. Brehm, 1854) – '''Egyptian Yellow Wagtail'''. * Subfamily A8, a Rhodopsin-like receptors subfamily * The A8 nations, short for "accession eight", the eight former Eastern European countries that acceded to the EU in 2004 : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia — see History of the European Union * A8, the latest version of the Gamestudio game engine Regions In Europe, the grape is grown in Spain, Slovenia, Italy, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Moravia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the New World (New World wine), the grape is perhaps most successful in New Zealand (New Zealand wine) and in the far south of Chile (Chilean wine). Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia

successful song

50px - "Hips Don't Lie" was the most successful song of 2006 worldwide and it reached #1 in the majority of charting countries and territories around the world. It reached number one on the USA Hot 100, Pop 100 and Hot Latin Tracks charts, in Australia, Belgium, Canada (on the Digital Chart) , Colombia, Czech Republic, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland

abstract paintings

in Slovenia. A graduate of the Academy of fine Arts (University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts) in Zagreb, Gliha continued his studies in Paris, Vienna and Munich. He is best known for his series of abstract paintings based on the patterns of the drystone walls of coastal Croatia. The first in the series appeared in 1954, and it was a theme he developed for the rest of his life. Oton Gliha was born 21 May 1914 in Črnomelj, then in Austria-Hungary, today in Slovenia. His parents were originally from Istria, on the northern part of the Croatian coast. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Osijek, where young Oton attended primary school. In 1924, the family moved again, this time to Zagreb. Completing high school in 1933, Gliha enrolled in the Academy of fine Arts (University of Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts), where he studied under prominent Croatian artists such as Maksimilijan Vanka, Tomislav Krizman, Ljubo Babić. He graduated in 1937, in the class of Marino Tartaglia. Alternative names include '''Rioja libre''' (from "Rioja (Rioja (wine))", and "Cuba Libre"), '''kali''', '''motxo'''. In Chile the drink is known as '''jote''' (Chilean Spanish for the Black Vulture (American Black Vulture)). In Romania it is often called '''motorină''', meaning diesel fuel, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and other former Yugoslav (SFRY) republics it is known as ''bambus'' (meaning bamboo) and ''musolini'' (as in Benito Mussolini). The person who mixes bamboo 50:50, is often defined as "gulozan". In the Czech Republic it is known as ''houba'' (meaning mushroom), and in Hungary as ''Vadász'' (meaning hunter) or ''vörösboros kóla'' or VBK for short. In Mozambique and South Africa it is known as ''Catemba'', and in Germany it is sometimes called ''Korea''. Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia


'''Slovenia''' (

The territory, located in southern Central Europe

The Slavic (Slavic languages), Germanic (Germanic languages), Romance (Romance languages), and Hungarian (Hungarian language) languages meet here.

Historically, the current territory of Slovenia was part of many different state formations, including the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, followed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria-Hungary). In October 1918, the Slovenes exercised self-determination for the first time by co-founding the internationally unrecognized (list of states with limited recognition) State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, which merged that December with the Kingdom of Serbia into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929). During World War II, Slovenia was occupied and annexed by Germany (Nazi Germany), Italy (Kingdom of Italy), Croatia (Independent State of Croatia), and Hungary (Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46)).

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