The Republic of Slovenia is located in south-central Europe, bordering Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. While the population is relatively small at two million inhabitants, the country is a member of the European Union, as well as NATO. The largest city, also the capital, is Ljubljana. The country contains a hilly, mountainous territory with large biological diversity. The country also is one of the most water-rich in all of Europe.
The culture of Slovenia is highly diversified, although the official language of Slovene is used throughout the country, with minorities also speaking Italian and Hungarian. The country is heavily influenced by international entities, as its main economic fields are services, construction, and industry.
In 1991, Slovenia became an independent country, which then went on to join NATO and the European Union in 2004. In 2010, it joined the group known as OECD, which is a group containing many high-income developed countries. The country has come a long way since being a part of Yugoslavia in past decades.