Slovenia's terrain consists of mountains, hills, plateaux, karst limestone regions and a strip of Adriatic coastline.
Four major European geographic regions meet in Slovenia: the Alps, the Dinarides, the Pannonian plain, and the Mediterranean.
The Alps including the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karavanke chain, as well as the Pohorje dominate Northern Slovenia along its long border to Austria.
Slovenia's major rivers include the Drava, Sava and Mura.
Ljubljana is the capital; Maribor is the second city followed by Kranj. Koper, Slovenia's only seaport, is an important port for both Slovenia and neighbouring Austria.