Melania Trump is the second foreign-born woman to sit as first lady of the United States. Yet, many Americans know little about her homeland of Slovenia.
Melania Trump was born on April 26, 1970 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. At the time, Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia -- a nation founded in 1918 and comprised of Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia. Slovenia joined the EU in 2004, shortly after joining NATO.
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As America gets to know more about the president's wife, here are some fun facts about Slovenia:
National name: Republika Slovenija
President: Borut Pahor (2012)
Prime Minister: Miro Cerar (2014)
Land area: 7,780 square miles
Population: 1,988,292 (as of 2014)
Life expectancy: 77.83 (as of 2014)
Capital and largest city: Ljubljana, 273,000 (as of 2011)
Languages: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (as of 2002)
Ethnicity/race: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (as of 2002)
Religions: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (as of 2002)
Caves: There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia, including the famous Postojna cave where dragon eggs have been discovered.
Vineyards: Slovenians love wine, and there is a surplus of world-renowned wineries throughout the nation.
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