Republic of Slovenia
) is a coastal
sub-Alpine country in southern Central Europe bordering
to the west, the
Adriatic Sea to the southwest,
to the south and east,
to the north.
Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia until gaining independence in 1991.
Slovenia became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004.
conventional long form: Republic of Slovenia
conventional short form: Slovenia
local long form:
local short form:
former: People's Republic of Slovenia, Socialist Republic of Slovenia