267 386 inhabitans


114,90 Km2


4.011 preb./km2

Dividing the city:
17 districts



Zoran Jankovič














Ljubljana lies not far from the centre of the country, and it’s a model of economic success and stability for the region. The city has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe.

The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia, later in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia. Discontented with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes established their independence in 1991 and Ljubljana became the national capital. Slovenia became a stable democracy and transformed itself into a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.



From the photography exhibition


Domen Grögl, Ljubljana 2009


Individualism becomes unwelcomed immediately it abandons the character of consumer goods