Student's guidebook


Ljubljana is a political, scientific and cultural centre and the most important economic centre in Slovenia. As the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana offers excellent opportunities for formal and non-formal education and is a good place to do business due to its location in the southern part of Central Europe. Its location makes it a unique place, as its inhabitants can afford to ski at high altitude and swim in the sea in one day.

The city of Ljubljana is located in the Ljubljana Basin in the central part of Slovenia. The city boasts the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city centre, and Ljubljana Castle on the castle hill, which offers a beautiful view of the city centre.

Ljubljana in figures

  • Population: 292.988 (source: SURS, 1.1.2019)
  • Area of MOL: 274,99 km2 (source: GURS)
  • GEO location: 46°03’20’’ N / 14°30’30’’ E
  • Altitude: 298 m (623 ft)
  • Average annual temperature: 12,6 °C (source: ARSO)
  • Average temperature - January: 5,4 °C (source: ARSO)
  • Average temperature - July: 20,8 °C (source: ARSO)
  • Annual precipitation: 1.850 mm (source: ARSO)