and Southeastern Europe touching the Alps
and bordering the Mediterranean. Slovenia borders Italy
to the west, Croatia
to the south and east, Hungary
to the northeast, and Austria
to the north, and also has a small portion of coastline along the Adriatic Sea
. It covers an area of 20273 square kilometres (7,827.4 sq mi) and has a population of 2.05 million.
1778 The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1921 Italian Fascists shoot from the ''Parenzana'' train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
1945 World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
1946 Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1990 History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88% of Slovenia's population vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
1991 Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
1991 Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people's army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1991 Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
1991 Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1992 The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.