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Touring The Mountains And Plains Of Regions of Slovenia

A satellite view of the regions of Slovenia forming into one country shows the land in pear shape, knotted in the middle of Europe.

 

Slovenia Regions Map

Fenced by Austria to the North, Italy on the west, Croatia to the south and east and Adriactic sea to the southwest, the country's green cover stretches to 5593 square kilometers dotted with vineyards and orchards. The Slovene lands have witnessed many regional changes with the transfer of ownership down the years.


Regions of Slovenia – The Past Scenario

Slovenia is historically linked to the lands of Italy, Austria and Hungary and this is still reflected in the customs, dialects and thinking process of the inhabitants of the region. At the times of Austrian empire, Slovenia was divided into the regions of Kranjci, Stajerci, Primorci, Prekmurci and a further detailed division lead to the regions of Dolenjci, Gorenjci and Notranjci.


Regions of Slovenia – The Present Scenario

A recent segmentation of the country was conducted, which divides the country into several regions – Goriska, Primorska, Notranjska, Zasavje, Dolenjska, Gorenjska, Central Slovenia, Posavje, Koroska, Savinjsko, Pomurje and Podravje. A detail discussion of the regions has been discussed below.


Regions of Slovenia in details

 

The Soca valley in Goriska region, Slovenia

Gorenjska or Goricko

The region in the northwestern corner of Slovenia reminds you of the gruesome battles of World War I, which have left unnerving impact on river Soca, situated on its lands. The few remnants of the war are carefully preserved in the museum in Kobarid. The Vipava valley glorifies the natural magnificence of the city.

The Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park dominate this region with two lake resorts surrounded by the mountain ranged Bled and Bohinj.

The strong Bora (Burja) wind sweeps through occasionally the valley with force.

Goricko is a poular hunting area within Slovenia. The regional center is in Nova Gorica town. Bovec, Tolmin, Kobarid are other major towns.

The Slovene coast in primorska

Primorska

Perching on the Slovene coast, this beautiful piece of land has the flavor of entertainment and commercial development. The nearby Adriatic Sea enlivens the true spirit of the salt works, tourist industry and commercial fishing.

Its Mediterranean climate and fertile soil makes it the ideal land for production of wines, vegetables and olives. Primorska as one of Slovenia's three wine regions is famous for its fine wines like the light, white Malvazija, or the ruby-red Teran made from Refosk (Refosco)

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Notranjska

Carpeted with extensive forest and karst phenomena, this is a hilly region. The region is the junction of stock breeding and wood processing. The karst region is flocked by great tourist attractions, which incorporate the karst caves, Cerknica Lake and rich cave fauna.


Zasavje

Referred to as the “Black District”, the region has been the storehouse of coal for almost two centuries. The coalmines were specially excavated to build railroad in the second half of the 19th century.


Dolenjska

Pleterje monastery

 

The region extends from Ljubljana to Kolpa River. The place came to recognition when Ljubljana-Zagreb highway was constructed in the year 1958.

Dolenjska holds a stunning beauty to itself, which spreads from the sunny region of Bela Krajina dotted with numerous natural attractions. Novo Mesto is the largest tonw in the area. Historic sights include the Sticna and Pleterje monasteries.


Gorenjska

The Mountains of Gorenjska is the beauty that you would love to visit again and again. It is an alpine region punctuated with brilliant natural beauties. Vacationers should make it a point to visit the place at least once in their lifetime to savor the wonders of mount Triglav, warm alpine lakes of Bled and Bohinj and Kranjska Gora.

Triglav Mountain

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Central Slovenia

The central part of Ljubljana Basin lies in this area. The major transportation routes of Slovenia intersect at this place, close to the Sava River. Since, the area incorporates the central part of the Ljubljana basin, therefore the major political, educational and cultural center flocks the area with the Slovene capital, Ljubljana as regional seat.


Posavje

The region extends from the lower land of the Sava River to the Croatian border. The region is very fertile to support intense cultivation. The main attraction in the region is the Krakovski gozd oak forest near Kostnjevica which is dense and is the storehouse of forest resources. The place constitutes mainly of the Krsko region, which boasts about the town's nuclear power plant.

Oak Forest Sloveniaű

Rogaska Slatina and Atomske Toplice are the amazing natural health resorts, built here. Find more spa resorts in Slovenia.

Rogaska Slatina health resort


Koroska

This is the oldest state of Slovenia. It spreads across the mountainous regions of Mezica, Drava and Mislinja rivers. Life here is now more industrial with corporate sectors reaching every level.


Savinjsko

The region extends to one hundred kilometer of the gushing Savinja River that runs from Kamnik-Savinja Alps to Karavanke Mountains. However, the mountainous spread is separated by the snow capped valley, which forms and integral part of the tourists attraction. The Savinja valley is famous for the hop plantations of the “Savinja golding” variety.

Prekmurje, Pomurje

Prekmurje, river Mura

Situated between Hungary, Austria and Croatia, this region is the largest plain along the Mura River. The north of the region is fenced by hills of Goricko and which is part of an international naturepark the Raab-Goricko-Őrség park.

The region is known as Slovenia’s breadbasket because rolling wheat and corn fields cover much of the fertile land.

Vineyards, health spas like Terme 3000 or Radenci make this region an attractive tourist destination within Slovenia.

Rich folklore traditions have been preserved through events like the Folkore Festival in Beltinci taking place at the end of July every year.

Murska Sobota town named after the river Mura is the centre of the region and the country's easternmost town Lendava also worth a visit. Hungary's closeness can be tasted in the rural dishes of the region: goluash cooked in bogracs (cast iron kettle hang over open fire) or gibanica (strudel) thin pastry filled with sweet cottage cheese, ground poppy seed, walnuts, morello cherries, or apple.

 

Podravje

The Drava and Ptuj flood plains dominates the region. Though the natural resource of the river has been hampered to a great extent, but a major part of the waterway has been used to launch hydroelectric plant. Slovenia's second largest town Maribor is the centre of Podravlje and the country's oldest town, Ptuj is also here.

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