Geography of Ljubljana
Situated in a region that forms a part of the European continents most important transit routes, save for an extremely short coastline, the country of Slovenia is practically landlocked. Its more precise location of Slovenia is the central Europe. The immediate political neighbors of Slovenia are Hungary to the northeast; Croatia to the east and the south; Italy to the west; and Austria to the north. The tiny coastal region situated to the southwest of the country is bordered by the Adriatic Sea and is called the Gulf of Trieste
Forests cover half the territory, as much as 10,124 km2; Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe, right after Finland and Sweden. Remnants of primeval forests are still to be found, the largest in the Kočevje area. Bears, which can no longer be found north of this region, still live in these forests and it also is possible to encounter a wolf or a lynx.
Grassland covers 5593 km2 of the country and fields and gardens 2471 km2. There are also 363 km2 of orchards and 216 km2 of vineyards.
Four major European geographic regions meet in Slovenia: the Alps, the Dinaric area, the Pannonian plain and the Mediterranean.
The coastline is only 46.6 km long, but there is 26,000 kilometres of rivers and streams, some 7,500 springs of drinking water, including several hundred of first class therapeutic mineral springs.