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Flag of Ljubljana
Coat of arms of Ljubljana
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Coordinates: 46°03′20″N 14°30′30″E / 46.05556°N 14.50833°E / 46.05556; 14.50833Coordinates: 46°03′20″N 14°30′30″E / 46.05556°N 14.50833°E / 46.05556; 14.50833
MunicipalityCity Municipality of Ljubljana
First mention1112–1125
Town privileges1220–1243
 • mayorZoran Janković (PS)
 • Total163.8 km2 (63.2 sq mi)
Elevation295 m (968 ft)
 • TotalIncrease 277,554
 • Density1,695/km2 (4,390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
1000—1211, 1231, 1260, 1261[3]
Vehicle RegistrationLJ

Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. It is the largest city in that country. The city became the most important settlement in the area when Romans ruled Slovenia. There are many museums with things from that time in Ljubljana.

As of 2002, there were 265,881 people living in Ljubljana. The University of Ljubljana is in Ljubljana.


The city has an area of 163.8 square kilometers (63.2 sq mi). It is located about 320 kilometers (200 mi) south of Munich, 477 kilometers (296 mi) east of Zürich, 250 kilometers (160 mi) east of Venice, 350 kilometers (220 mi) southwest of Vienna, 224 kilometers (139 mi) south of Salzburg and 400 kilometers (250 mi) southwest of Budapest.

Ljubljana is 295 meters (968 ft) above sea level.

The main bodies of water in Ljubljana are the Ljubljanica, the Sava, the Gradaščica, the Mali Graben, the Iška and the Iščica Rivers. 

July and August are the warmest months. The daily temperatures at these times are generally between 25 and 30 °C (77 and 86 °F). January is the coldest month with temperatures closer to 0 °C (32 °F).  Ljubljana is also one of the wettest European capitals. Yearly precipitation is about 1,400 mm (55 in). It can also snow anytime from December to February.


Ljubljana features many kinds of architectural styles. Prominent buildings include Prešeren Square, Ljubljana Castle, Town Hall, Ljubljana Cathedral, and Nebotičnik.

There are also several parks around the city. Tivoli City Park (Mestni park Tivoli) is the largest park in Ljubljana.

The most notable bridges of Ljubljana are the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), the Trnovo Bridge (Trnovski most), the Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most), the Hradecky Bridge (Slovene: Hradeckega most), and the Butchers' Bridge (Mesarski most). The Trnovo Bridge crosses the Gradaščica, whereas the others cross the Ljubljanica.

Twin cities


  1. "Nadmorska višina naselij, kjer so sedeži občin" (in Slovenian, English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. 
  2. "Ljubljana, Ljubljana". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. Zip Codes in Slovenia from 1000 to 1434 (in Slovene) Acquired on 28 April 2015.

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