Area: 20,273 square kilometers (7,906 sq. mi.)
Cities: Capital--Ljubljana (2002 census pop. 265,881). Other cities--Maribor (110,668), Kranj (51,225), Celje (48,081), Koper (47,539).
Terrain: Mountains rising to more than 2,500 meters (8,200 ft.) in the north, wide plateaus over 1,000 meters (3,280 ft.) high in the southeast, Karst limestone region of caves in the south-southwest, hills in the east, and approximately 50 kilometers (39 mi.) of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.
Land use (2006): 63.3% forests, 24.2% agricultural land, 12.5% non-cultivated land.
Climate: Temperate, with regional variations. Average temperature in the mountain region in January is below 0�C (32�F), in the interior from 0�C -2�C (32�F-36�F), and along the coast from 2�C -4�C (36�F-39�F); in July, average temperature in the interior is 20�C -22�C (68�F-72�F), along the coast 22�C -24�C (72�F-75�F). Average annual rainfall is from 800 mm (31 in.) in the east to 3,000 mm (117 in.) in the northwest.