The Geography of Slovenia

Small But Diverse

  • Drago Perko
  • Rok Ciglič
  • Matija Zorn

Part of the World Regional Geography Book Series book series (WRGBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Drago Perko, Rok Ciglič, Matija Zorn
    Pages 1-20
  3. Physical Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Mauro Hrvatin, Jure Tičar, Matija Zorn
      Pages 23-34
    3. Matija Zorn, Mateja Ferk, Matej Lipar, Blaž Komac, Jure Tičar, Mauro Hrvatin
      Pages 35-57
    4. Mauro Hrvatin, Miha Pavšek, Maja Topole
      Pages 59-70
    5. Blaž Komac, Miha Pavšek, Maja Topole
      Pages 71-89
    6. Matija Zorn, Mateja Breg Valjavec, Blaž Komac, Manca Volk Bahun, Mauro Hrvatin
      Pages 91-107
    7. Urban Šilc, Branko Vreš, Tatjana Čelik, Matjaž Gregorič
      Pages 109-124
  4. Human Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Matija Turk, Anton Velušček, Primož Pavlin, Sneža Tecco Hvala, Lucija Grahek, Jana Horvat et al.
      Pages 127-141
    3. Miha Kosi, Miha Preinfalk, Petra Svoljšak
      Pages 143-156
    4. Drago Kladnik, Jani Kozina, Peter Repolusk
      Pages 157-169
    5. David Bole, Maruša Goluža, Jernej Tiran, Peter Kumer, Maja Topole, Janez Nared
      Pages 171-180
    6. Janez Nared, David Bole, Nika Razpotnik Visković, Jernej Tiran
      Pages 181-192
    7. Mimi Urbanc, Mateja Šmid Hribar, Peter Kumer
      Pages 193-208
  5. Regional Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Drago Perko, Rok Ciglič
      Pages 211-225
    3. Drago Perko, Rok Ciglič
      Pages 227-243
    4. Primož Gašperič, Jerneja Fridl, Manca Volk Bahun
      Pages 245-256
  6. Human Impact on Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Blaž Komac, Mateja Ferk, Primož Pipan, Jure Tičar, Matija Zorn
      Pages 259-277
    3. Matej Gabrovec, Peter Kumer, Daniela Ribeiro, Mateja Šmid Hribar
      Pages 279-290
    4. Janez Nared
      Pages 291-302
    5. Aleš Smrekar, Mateja Breg Valjavec, Katarina Polajnar Horvat
      Pages 303-312
    6. Aleš Smrekar, Katarina Polajnar Horvat, Daniela Ribeiro
      Pages 313-320
  7. Slovenia and the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Drago Kladnik, Matjaž Geršič
      Pages 323-336
    3. Drago Perko, Matjaž Geršič
      Pages 337-349
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About this book


This book is the first to give a comprehensive and detailed overview of the complete geography of Slovenia in English. Only very few countries, even considerably larger ones, can boast the landscape diversity found in Slovenia since the Alps, the Pannonian Basin, the Dinaric Alps, and the Mediterranean meet and interweave in this small corner of Central Europe, as do Germanic, Hungarian, Slavic, and Romance cultural influences.

The book provides a systematical overview of physical and human geographical elements of Slovenia from landforms to cultural characteristics. Special attention is given to landscape diversity, to the presentation of Slovene landscape types and regions, to some particularities and interesting facts of Slovenia, and to the position of Slovenia in the World. The book also illustrates some other important geographical phenomena, processes and interactions between nature and society in nowadays Slovenia.

This volume appeals to researchers as well as students in the field of regional geography. It can also serve as a source for complete background information as well as a field guide for Slovenia.


Central Europe Dinaric Alps European Landscape Hotspot Human-Nature Interactions Landscape Types and Diversity of Slovenia Mediterranean Pannonian Basin Regional Geography Southern Alps

Editors and affiliations

  • Drago Perko
    • 1
  • Rok Ciglič
    • 2
  • Matija Zorn
    • 3
  1. 1.Anton Melik Geographical InstituteResearch Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Anton Melik Geographical InstituteResearch Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Anton Melik Geographical InstituteResearch Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14065-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14066-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-9083
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-9091
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