Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.
It is situated in central Slovenia, between the Alps and the Mediterranean.
Ljubljana is pronounced [ljub'ljana] in English and Slovenian.
Its German name is Laibach while the Italian is Lubiana.
Historians disagree as to where the name comes from. Although it is commonly pointed out that it originates out of the Slovenian word ljubljena (a feminine form of beloved), this is not known for certain. T
he name may just as well have evolved from the Latin term for a flooding river, aluviana.
Some also believe the source of the present-day name is Laburus, an old Slavonic deity and supposed patron of the original settlement.
And Laibach, the German name for the city, may have borrowed itself from Laubach (a lukewarm beck, in German).
Ljubljana is located at 46.03°N, 14.30°E on the outfall of the river Ljubljanica into the Sava.
Its lies at an altitude of 298 meters above sea level.
The temperature varies between 0°C (38.1 °F) in December and 21.9°C (71.4 °F) in July.
Annual rainfall is 1350 mm (53.2 inches).
In 2002, the city had a population of 265,881 (495,000 in the urban Ljubljana area).
Ljubljana, Capital city of Slovenia (Slovenija)
Population 265.881 (495.000 in urban area) (31.3.2002)
Area 275 km²
Location 46°03' N 14°30' E
Elevation 298 m
Founded 12th century
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