'' (Slovenian Littoral), a region of Slovenia. Sport Sport and recreation in Kastav are well known in Croatia and in countries nearby like Slovenia and Italy. Kastav has successful sports teams in volleyball, handball, indoor-soccer and, most successfully, basketball. '''Šentilj''' is a municipality in Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Šentilj v Slovenskih goricah (German: ''St. Egidi in Windischbüheln''). This town was an Austria-Slovenia border crossing checkpoint until December 21, 2007, when all immigration and customs checks ended after Slovenia joined the Schengen Area. The Austrian town opposite Šentilj is Spielfeld. Šentilj Municipality site She has been invited to speak at seminars and other events of investigative journalism in Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Moldavia, Armenia, Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Albania, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. '''Bad Radkersburg''' ( Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia
publisher Dnevnik, d. d. date 18 January 2012 thumb Carniolan honey bee (File:Carnica bee on solidago.jpg) is native to Slovenia and is a subspecies of the western honey bee. Slovenia is home to an exceptionally diverse number of cave species, with a few tens of endemic species (Endemism).
in Koper bay) and it often quickly turns to a bora (bora (wind)). With its hurricane powers it can uproot trees and it often damages boats as it crashes them to the coast. Delo news site - images Slovenian winds (bottom) Marine Meteorology: Koper
: www.scribd.com doc 27695707 Svetovni-Dnevi-Slovenske-Literature title Contemporary Slovene Literature and Electronic Sources author Hladnik, Miran year 2006 conference World Festival of Slovene Literature, 20–25 November 2006 pages 20–23 booktitle Almanac There are several successful collaboration projects with professors at the University of Ljubljana, using content creation by students as a teaching method. Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia
dominated the league, Maribor still managed to win the first edition of the Slovenian Cup (1991–92 Slovenian Cup) in 1992. The final match was played in Ljubljana at Bežigrad Stadium versus Olimpija. It ended in a goalless draw after regular time and was won by Maribor after a penalty shoot-out (4–3). This was the first major success for Maribor. During the next season the team had their European début, appearing in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. They played their first European match on 19 August, 1992, when they hosted Ħamrun Spartans (Ħamrun Spartans F.C.) of Malta and won with the score 4–0. Ante Šimundža scored the first historic goal of the match and still holds the record for most goals (9) in European club competitions for the club. Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia
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religious concentration were that of Kosovo with 91% and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 83.8%. The places of lowest religious concentration were Slovenia 65.4%, Serbia with 63.7% and Croatia with 63.6%. Religious differences between Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats, and Muslim Bosniaks and the rise of nationalism contributed to the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991. Meanwhile Slovenia, under the presidency of Milan Kučan, and Croatia supported Albanian miners and their struggle for formal recognition. Initial strikes turned into widespread demonstrations demanding a Kosovan republic. This angered Serbia's leadership which proceeded to use police force, and later even the Federal Army (Yugoslav People's Army) was sent to the province by the order of the Serbia-held majority in the Yugoslav Presidency Council. * November 17 ** A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT (Slovenian tolar) of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years. ** Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru. 150px thumb right Bosnian parliament building burns after being hit by Bosnian Serb artillery. (File:Evstafiev-sarajevo-building-burns.jpg) * The Yugoslav Wars (1991–1995) – The breakup of Yugoslavia beginning on 25 June 1991 after the republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia which was followed by the subsequent Yugoslav wars. The Yugoslav Wars would become notorious for numerous war crimes and human rights violations such as ethnic cleansing and genocide committed by all sides. ** Ten-Day War (1991) – a brief military conflict between Slovenian TO (Slovenian Territorial Defence) and the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) following Slovenia's declaration of independence. * January 13 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II. * January 15 – The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins to break up. Slovenia and Croatia gain independence and international recognition in some Western countries. * January 16 – El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign a pact in Mexico City ending a 12-year civil war (El Salvador Civil War) that claimed at least 75,000 lives. * June 23–June 28 – Iraq disarmament crisis: U.N. inspection teams attempt to intercept Iraqi vehicles carrying nuclear related equipment. Iraqi soldiers fire warning shots in the air to prevent inspectors from approaching the vehicles. * June 25 – Collapse of Yugoslavia: Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). * June 28 – COMECON is dissolved. * October 20 – Evelyn Brent, American actress (d. 1975) * October 30 – Katarina Marinič, Slovenia's oldest person. (d. 2010) * November 5 – Forrest Lewis, American actor (d. 1977) thumb European Union flag (File:Flag of Europe.svg) * May 1 – The largest expansion to date of the European Union takes place, extending the Union by 10 member-states: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus. * May 4 – the Toronto Maple Leafs played their last NHL playoff game. * July 27 – American Revolutionary War – First Battle of Ushant (Battle of Ushant (1778)): British (Kingdom of Great Britain) and French (France) fleets fight to a standoff. * August 26 – Triglav, at 2,864 meters above sea level the highest peak of Slovenia, is ascended for the first time by four men: Luka Korošec, Matevž Kos, Štefan Rožič, and Lovrenc Willomitzer on Sigmund Zois' initiative. * August 29 – American Revolutionary War: The tactically inconclusive Battle of Rhode Island takes place, after which the Continental Army abandons its position on Aquidneck Island. * December 20 – The Pablo Picasso painting ''Portrait of Suzanne Bloch'', together with Candido Portinari's ''O Lavrador de Café'', is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art. * December 21 – The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen (Schengen Agreement) border-free zone. * December 24 – The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy (Nepalese monarchy) will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared. The other non-member states are: Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia), Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Palau, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Vatican City and the states with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition). Picabia took Breton's side against Tzara, Hofman, p.15; Richter, p.188, 190 and replaced the staff of his ''391'', enlisting collaborations from Clément Pansaers and Ezra Pound. Richter, p.188, 190 Breton marked the end of Dada in 1924, when he issued the first ''Surrealist Manifesto''. Richter suggests that "Surrealism devoured and digested Dada." Tzara distanced himself from new trend, disagreeing with its methods and, increasingly, with its politics. Cernat, p.239-240 In 1923, he and a few other former Dadaists collaborated with Richter and the Constructivist (Constructivism (art)) artist El Lissitzky on the magazine ''G'', Haftmann, in Richter, p.221 and, the following year, he wrote pieces for the Yugoslav (Kingdom of Yugoslavia)-Slovenian magazine ''Tank'' (edited by Ferdinand Delak). Grigorescu, p.315 The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) fell apart, creating new nations in 1992: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) (see Breakup of Yugoslavia). FRY was later renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and, in 2006, it broke up into these two countries. Many countries of this region joined the European Union, namely Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Three other states, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) and Montenegro are currently negotiating membership in the EU (Future enlargement of the European Union). Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia
Reichman . Many generations of children have been educated by the technical and science illustrations created by Božo Kos and published in Slovenian children's magazines, such as Ciciban. Recently, Lila Prap's illustrations gained popularity in Japan where children's' cartoons based on her illustrations have been televised. Painting Historically, painting and sculpture in Slovenia was in the late 18th and the 19th century marked by Neoclassicism (Matevž Langus), Biedermeier (Biedermeier#Visual arts) (Giuseppe Tominz) and Romanticism (Romantic visual arts) (Mihael Stroj). The first art exhibition in Slovenia was organized in the late 19th century by Ivana Kobilica, a woman-painter who worked in realistic (Naturalism (visual art)) tradition. Impressionist (impressionism (arts)) artists include Matej Sternen, Matija Jama, Rihard Jakopič, Ivan Grohar whose ''The Sower'' (Slovene: Sejalec) was depicted on the €0.05 Slovenian euro coins, and Franc Berneker, who introduced the impressionism to Slovenia. Espressionist (Expressionism) painters include Veno Pilon and Tone Kralj whose picture book, reprinted thirteen times, is now the most recognisable image of the folk hero Martin Krpan. Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe Slovenia
. Some documentation and marketing material had already been printed referring to the product as ELAN, and samples of these posters were prized for many years by members of the original team. For the '''2004 ISSF World Cup Final''' in the seventeen Olympic shooting events (ISSF shooting events), the World Cup Final was held in September 2004 in Maribor, Slovenia for the shotgun events, and in October 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand for the rifle
;Depository" countries maintain treaty documents and provide administrative support. Games that are played with this deck in Hungary include Skat (Skat (card game)), Ulti (aka Ultimó), Snapszer (or 66), Zsírozás, Fire, Preferánsz, Makaó, Lórum, Piros pacsi (Red paw), Piros papucs (Red slipper) and Ötleadás. In Croatia and Slovenia these cards are also commonly used for a game called Belot (also popular in Bulgaria and Armenia). Handke's position regarding the war in Yugoslavia has been challenged by the Slovenian writer and essayist Drago Jančar, and the two have engaged in a long polemic. The Pyrenean Ibex mysteriously became extinct in January 2000; the native Pyrenean brown bear was hunted to near-extinction in the 1990s, but it was re-introduced in 1996 when three bears were brought from Slovenia. The bear population has bred successfully, and there are now believed to be about 15 brown bears in the central region around Fos (Fos, Haute-Garonne), but only four native ones are still living in the Aspe Valley. Influence on popular music The rock composer Jim Steinman created what he called Wagnerian Rock. Heavy metal music is also said by some to show the influence of Wagner (as well as other classical composers). In Germany Rammstein and Joachim Witt who has named three of his albums ''Bayreuth'', claim inspiration from Wagner's music. German electronic composer Klaus Schulze dedicated his 1975 album ''Timewind'' to Wagner's death (two 30-min tracks, "Bayreuth Return" and "Wahnfried 1883"). He also used the alias Richard Wahnfried for a part of his discography. Slovenian avant-garde group Laibach (Laibach (band)) created the sonic suite ''VolksWagner'' in 2009 in collaboration with the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra and composer-conductor Izidor Leitinger, using material from ''Tannhäuser'', the ''Siegfried Idyll'' and ''The Ride of the Valkyries''. Phil Spector's wall of sound recording technique was heavily influenced by Wagner. Michael Long, ''Beautiful monsters: imagining the classic in musical media'', University of California Press, 2008. p.114. As a consequence of the pro-natalist policies of the Nicolae Ceauşescu regime, Romania has a higher proportion of young adults in its population than any other Western country except Slovenia. 8.55% of the Romanian population was born in the period from 1976 to 1980, compared with 6.82% of American (United States)s and 6.33% of Britons (British people). NationMaster - Total population Age 25-29 % of the total (most recent) by country The movement of Slavic-speakers into the Balkans in the declining centuries of the Byzantine empire expanded the area of Slavic speech, but pre-existing writing (notably Greek) survived in this area. The arrival of the Hungarians in Pannonia in the 9th century interposed non-Slavic speakers between South and West Slavs. Frankish (Franks) conquests completed the geographical separation between these two groups, also severing the connection between Slavs in Moravia and Lower Austria (Moravians (Moravians (ethnic group))) and those in present-day Styria (Styria (state)), Carinthia (Carinthia (state)), East Tyrol in Austria and in the provinces of modern Slovenia, where the ancestors of the Slovenes settled during first colonisation. Slovakia is a high-income (high income economy) advanced economy (Developed country) Bank Country Classification, 2007 Commons:Category:Slovenia WikiPedia:Slovenia Dmoz:Regional Europe 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)).