Slovenia lies on the main road and rail routes between Western Europe and the Balkan countries. This has helped trade between Slovenia and countries such as Austria, Italy, France, and Germany. Manufactured goods including steel, glass, chemicals, papers, and textiles are produced here. The country’s mines provide brown coal, lead and mercury. Crops including wheat, tobacco, potatoes, sugar beets, and grapes are grown in the fertile valleys.
Tourism is important in this land of forested mountains and plateaus. Visitors are attracted to the ski resorts, beautiful lakes, and sunny...More