Countryaah, Slovenia has a population density of 104 residents per km
2. The largest concentration is found in the
country's northeastern parts. About 55 percent of the
population lives in cities, of which the capital Ljubljana
(280 300 residents, 2017) and Maribor (94 900) are the
largest. Of the country's population, 83 percent are
The official language is the South Slavic language
Slovenian, which is the mother tongue of about 88% of the
population. There are also Slovenian-speaking minorities in
Austria, Hungary and Italy. Hungarian, Italian and Romani
are recognized as regional or minority languages according
to the Council of Europe's language statute. Slovenian is
also recognized as a regional or minority language in
Austria and Hungary and has some protection in Italy.
A large part of the population belongs to the Roman
Catholic Church (with its Archbishop's seat in Ljubljana).
There are also Protestants, a Serbian Orthodox church and a
number of Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina.