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last updated: October 5, 2005


Ljubljana is the capital city of the Republic of Slovenia. It is situated almost at the geometric centre of the Slovene territory. One of the city's major assets today, is its cross-roads geographical location which offers it considerable communications and trade advantages within the wider European context. Since Slovenia achieved independence in 1991, Ljubljana has been presented with new challenges especially regarding international integration and the formulation of an appropriate strategy for future city development.

The city's housing stock is characterised by high-density multi-family apartment blocks in high-rise construction neighbourhoods. There is, however, a considerable stock of single-family housing (the do-it-yourself type), the only form of tenure which, in terms of production, has remained stable since the late 1980s while the production of new housing in the public (social) sector has been steadily declining.