Slovenia, a country in Central
Europe, is known for its mountains, outdoor recreation and ski resorts.
Set on a glacial lake fed by thermal springs, the town of Bled contains
a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. Nearby Triglav
National Park in the Julian Alps offers skiing and hiking, plus rafting
along the Soča River, renowned for aquamarine water. The country (20,273
2.1 millions population) is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to
the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and southeast,
and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. The capital city is Ljubjana.