Slovenia – a paradise of snow carpet
This former Yugoslav republic shares its borders with Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the east and Croatia to the south. The port of Koper on the short coastline of Croatia, in the Gulf of Venice, is an important transit point for products from Austria and a large part of Central Europe. Initially inhabited by Slavic peoples, Slovenia was under Austro-Hungarian control for a time, after which it became part of the Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian kingdoms. After decades, it regained its independence, becoming a democratic republic led by a president and a government elected by the people. Slovenia is a mountainous region with the highest and most spectacular Slovenian mountains near the border of northwest Austria. Almost half of the land is dense and forested, the east of the country consists of smooth plains and is the most fertile area, also there is also the river Drava which flows south along the Pannonian plain to Croatia. Slovenia's tourism industry is based on its Alpine landscape and coastal beaches, remaining an important contribution to the country's economy. The nuclear power plant that supplies a third of the country's electricity is the cause of international tensions, especially with Austria. Slovenia is a paradise of snow carpet, green rivers with Venetian-style coastline, natural treasures, architecture, caves, lakes, charming culture, and sophisticated cuisine. A mixture of climates brings a warm Mediterranean breeze and is one of the greenest countries on the earth. The list of activities is endless and brings millions of tourists every year.