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Slovenia is a destination country principally for nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, UNSC Resolution 1244-administered Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Over 130 000 non-EU nationals reside in Slovenia, with majority holding a permanent residence permit. Slovenia is also a destination country for irregular seasonal migration as well as a transit country for asylum seekers and migrants in an irregular situation.

In the context of the largest displacement of people since the World War II, more than 1,600,000 migrants and refugees have arrived to Europe by land and sea routes since 2015. As part of the Eastern Mediterranean migration route, between October 2015 and March 2016 a total of 477,791 migrants and refugees entered Slovenia, with most continuing their journey to other Northern and Western European countries. The number of applications for international protection filed in Slovenia has increased since 2015 with 1476 asylum claims made throughout 2017, whilst in the first half of 2018, 1430 applications were filed. The majority of asylum seekers in Slovenia in June 2018 were nationals of Pakistan, Algeria, Afghanistan, Morocco, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. Slovenia also has a sizeable population of former refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina who have been granted permanent residence permits.

Population (2015):2.1 million
Area:20,273 km sq
Languages :Slovene
Currency:Euro (EUR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 29,917
HDI Rank (2014):25 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 717 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):0.6 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):11.4%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):43%
Population under 15 (2015):14.8%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):<0.1%%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Dunajska cesta 5
1000 Ljubljana

Tel: +386.1 434 73 51
Fax: +386.1 231 11 19
Email: iomljubljana@iom.int
Website: http://slovenia.iom.int/