Slovenia the Republic of Slovenia, is a country located in Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Slovenia has a population of 2.084 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is now a parliamentary republic and member nation of the European Union, United Nations, NATO; the capital and largest city is Ljubljana. Slovenia has a mountainous terrain with a continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral, which has a sub-Mediterranean climate, of the Julian Alps in the northwest, which have an Alpine climate. Additionally, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Plain meet on the territory of Slovenia; the country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, significant karst underground watercourses.
Over half of the territory is covered by forest. The human settlement of Slovenia is uneven. Slovenia has been the crossroads of Slavic and Romance languages and cultures. Although the population is not quite homogeneous, Slovenes comprise the majority; the South Slavic language Slovene is the official language throughout the country. Slovenia is a secularized country, but Catholicism and Lutheranism have influenced its culture and identity; the economy of Slovenia is small and export-oriented and is thus influenced by the conditions of its exporting partners' economies. This is true with Germany. Like most of the developed world, Slovenia was hurt by the Eurozone crisis beginning in 2009, but started to recover in 2014; the main economic driver for the country is the services industry, followed by manufacturing and construction. The territory of Slovenia has formed part of many different states, such as: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Carolingian Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Republic of Venice, the French-administered Illyrian Provinces of the First French Empire of Napoleon I, the Austrian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire.
In October 1918, the Slovenes exercised self-determination for the first time by co-founding the State of Slovenes and Serbs. In December 1918 they merged with the Kingdom of Serbia into the Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes. During World War II Germany and Hungary occupied and annexed Slovenia, with a tiny area transferred to the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state. In 1945 Slovenia became a founding member of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, renamed in 1963 as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In the first years after World War II this state was allied with the Eastern Bloc, but it never subscribed to the Warsaw Pact and in 1961 became one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. In June 1991, after the introduction of multi-party representative democracy, Slovenia became the first republic that split from Yugoslavia and became an independent sovereign state. In 2004, it entered the European Union. Slovenia is a high-income advanced economy with a high Human Development Index.
It ranks 12th in the inequality-adjusted human development index. Slovenia's name means the "Land of the Slavs" in Slovene and other South Slavic languages, it is thus a cognate of the words Slavonia and Slavia. The etymology of Slav itself remains uncertain; the reconstructed autonym *Slověninъ is derived from the word slovo denoting "people who speak," i. e. people who understand each other. This is in contrast to the Slavic word denoting German people, namely *němьcь, meaning "silent, mute people"; the word slovo and the related slava and slukh originate from the Proto-Indo-European root *ḱlew-, cognate with Ancient Greek κλέος, as in the name Pericles, Latin clueo, English loud. The modern Slovene state originates from the Slovene National Liberation Committee held on 19 February 1944, they named the state as Federal Slovenia, a unit within the Yugoslav federation. On 20 February 1946, Federal Slovenia was renamed the People's Republic of Slovenia, it retained this name until 9 April 1963, when its name was changed again, this time to Socialist Republic of Slovenia.
On 8 March 1990, SR Slovenia removed the prefix "Socialist" from its name, becoming the Republic of Slovenia. Present-day Slovenia has been inhabited since prehistoric times. There is evidence of human habitation from around 250,000 years ago. A pierced cave bear bone, dating from 43100 ± 700 BP, found in 1995 in Divje Babe cave near Cerkno, is considered a kind of flute, the oldest musical instrument discovered in the world. In the 1920s and 1930s, artifacts belonging to the Cro-Magnon, such as pierced bones, bone points, a needle were found by archaeologist Srečko Brodar in Potok Cave. In 2002, remains of pile dwellings over 4,500 years old were discovered in the Ljubljana Marshes, now
Saeid Abdevali is an Iranian wrestler. He is a two-time world junior champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, 2011 senior world champion and won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics, he was born in Andimeshk. Abdevali won the 2011 World Championships to clinch his spot at the Olympics in London. Abdevali won the 2010 Asian Games and won the World Cup in 2010 and 2011; this success followed his junior career, where he won the World Championship in 2008 and 2009 and was the Asian junior champion in 2008. He won two bronze medals at the Asian junior championships before moving to the senior level in 2010. Despite being tipped to take the gold medal, Abdevali was eliminated in the London 2012 Olympics by French wrestler Steeve Guenot. In semi-final stage of the 2014 Asian Games, Abdevali executed 5 to appear to pin his opponent Korean Wrestler Jung Ji-hyun, was announced by the referee as the winner; the Korean coach protested and the referee revised the decision. Abdevali lost the match 6-9 to his opponent.
At the 2016 Olympics, Abdevali competed at middleweight. Abdevali lost to Mark Madsen in the second round; as Madsen reached the final, Abdevali was entered into the repechage. There he beat Viktor Nemeš and Péter Bácsi to win a bronze medal. Profile "تحمیل شکست عبدولی توسط داور بلاروسی". Persian WikiNews. Retrieved 2012-08-08. Saeid Abdvali at United World Wrestling Evans, Hilary. "Saeid Abdevali". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC
Andreea Bănică (Romanian pronunciation: is a Romanian singer. She was part of the group Exotic, alongside Julia Chelaru, she subsequently formed the band Blondy with Cristina Rus. Afterwards, she started a solo career, winning awards at ceremonies including the Romanian Music Awards, Romanian Top Hits, MTV European Music Awards and the Balkan Music Awards, her songs "Love In Brazil" and "Sexy" reached number one in Romania and Serbia. She first came to public attention at the 1998 Mamaia Festival. Along with Claudia Pătrăşcanu and Julia Chelaru, she started the group Exotic. In the two years they were together, the group released three singles, recorded two albums: Sexxy and Passionate. Bănică started her solo career after leaving Exotic. In 2001, together with Rus, she formed the group Blondy; the group released a replay. Altogether, Blondy released six videos, won the award for best dance band offered by Radio Romania in 2003. Rus left the band in 2005. Bănică continued with Blondy. Dansez, Dansez, an album composed by Laurentiu Duta, achieved gold status for sales.
Two singles were released, "Lovers" and "Sweet and Bitter". Bănică single "Fiesta" gave her a number one hit on the Romanian charts, she received an MTV award for "Best Solo Artist." After that, she performed under her own name. Her second solo album was entitled Rendez-vous; the second single from this album was "Rendez-vous". In 2008 she released a new video for the song "Trust", directed by Dragos Buliga. In the spring of that year she released "Hooky Song" featuring Smiley, with a video directed by Iulian Moga, she released a video for the song "Le Ri Ra" in March 2009 despite being pregnant. In August 2009, a new single, "Samba", was released in collaboration with Dony; this single won her the RMA Best Video award in 2010. In early 2011, a Best Of collection was released. At the RRA Awards, her 2011 song "Love in Brazil" was named best Latin dance song. 2005: Dansez, Dansez 2007: Rendez-vous 2010: Love in Brazil Andreea Bănică′s official website Andreea Bănică's channel on YouTube Andreea Bănică discography at Discogs Andrea Banica discography at MusicBrainz Andreea Bănică on CatMusic.ro