Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Slovenia
Slovenia is located between a couple different regions.
It can be considered a part of Southeastern Europe, southern Europe, or even Central
Europe. Slovenia briefly touches the Adriatic Sea, but is nearly landlocked. The
country is bordered by Italy (west), Croatia
(south and east), Hungary (northeast), and
Geographically, the small country of Slovenia is incredibly
diverse. Along much of the country's northern border and stretching south along
the western part of the country are the Alps. A couple small rivers from these mountains
run through the eastern and northeastern part of the country. In the southwest there
is a small stretch of land that borders the Adriatic Sea, but this low land only
lasts a short distance before rising into the mountains. None-the-less, this area
is the most densely populated part of Slovenia.
Slovenia's seasons are very distinct due to geographical
variations, but the entire country receives a great deal of rain and snow. Winters
(December-February) can be cold in the Alps, but fairly temperate on the coast.
Piran averages in the low 40s F (6˚ C) while the mountains average a couple degrees
below freezing. The Alps also can get huge amounts of snow, delaying travel; most
years the Alps get enough snow that the last of it doesn't melt until May or