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Slovenia

COUNTRY PROFILE

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The country has an area of 7,827 square miles and a population of 2 million. According to the 2002 census, 58 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, 2 percent is Muslim, and 2 percent is Orthodox Christian. Groups that constitute less than 1 percent of the population include evangelical Protestants, "other Christians," "other Protestants," "Oriental" religions, "other religions," agnostics, and Jews. In addition, 3 percent of the population is classified as "believers but belonging to no religion," and 10 percent as "unbelievers/atheists"; 16 percent gave no reply in the census, and 7 percent are classified as "unknown."
The Orthodox and Muslim populations generally correspond to the immigrant Serb and Bosniak populations, respectively.

Population Population (2009 est.) 2,005,692
Religious Demographics Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (2002 census)
Languages Languages Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)
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