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Full nameLjubljana
Settlement typeCity
CountrySlovenia Slovenia
First mention1112 1125
City rightsaround 1220
Mayor of the City Municipality of LjubljanaZoran Janković
Total Area63.2 sq mi (163.8 km2)
Elevation968 ft (295 m)
Total Population(+) 272,220 (1 January 2011)
Density (pop.)1662/km2 (4304.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code1000
Area code01 (1 if calling from abroad)
Vehicle RegistrationLJ

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Ljubljana (-sllʲubˈlʲanalangLjubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is the centre of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located in the centre of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a mid-sized city of some 270,000 inhabitants. Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Slavic world with the Germanic and Latin cultures.

For centuries, Ljubljana was the capital of the historical region of Carniola, and in the 20th century it became the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative centre of Slovenia, independent since 1991. Its transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position.

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