When you are trying to get somewhere in Slovenia but don’t know how to ask for an address, do you ever face problems? Do you want to go to the theater around the corner but don’t know how to read a Slovenian address? In this blog article, we will tell you about all the important Slovenian words and phrases, as well as an ultimate guide to finding your way around Slovenian addresses. So let’s get started!
Why Learn About Slovenian Addresses
Imagine you are doing a job in your own country, and suddenly you get the offer to serve abroad in one of the branches of your company in Slovenia. It is a golden opportunity for you to enhance your capability and increase your financial stability. So you must accept the offer and pack your bags.
The first challenge you face when you reach Slovenia is working out how to get around. If you have to reach anywhere you need to know the address of that region. This article will provide you with the basis of that information.
How To Read Street Addresses And Names?
How to read a Slovenian address depends on where you are in the country. Although street addresses, including street names, are important to Slovenians, they are not common in rural areas.
However, in urban areas, the address will be more accurate than the appropriate road address but unfortunately the same cannot be said about rural areas. In that case, you may need to ask a little bit and in this way, we have also given you some useful words and phrases in the blog post to help you learn how to read Slovenian addresses. There are also many Slovenian proverbs about the streets of Slovenia and finding your way. So keep reading!
What Are Slovenian Postcodes?
A postal code is a series of letters or numbers or both that define the location of a place or the post office of that place. It is primarily used for mail classification purposes in postal addresses. In many countries, it consists primarily of numbers, but the postal code may contain a series of letters or numbers, sometimes both, and may include spaces or punctuation. Postal codes are important for sorting and delivering mail and packages by location.
Slovenia is a country located in Eastern Europe. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia. The numeric is “705” and the dialing code is “+386”. The postal system name in Slovenia is “Poštna številka”.
Postal codes are formed of a block of four digits. The first digit represents the sub-division (regions), and the last three digits represent the post office. These four digits are the unchanged last four digits of the code when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia e.g. without the preceding digit “6”.
The Slovenian authorities prefer that “SI-” is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must be defined if you do this. So please before writing a postal address refer to formatting international addresses.
Addresses may be written in Slovenian, in Italian along the coastal strip, or in Hungarian along the Hungarian border. The format of the Slovenian address is;
[ ] number
[ ] Postal Code
[ ] SETTLEMENT
Address blocks written without empty lines are increasingly Common. When a form of address is used, it is written on a line on its own above the recipient’s name in this way;
Two spaces may be placed between the postal code and the town name. Company names and surnames may be found written in UPPER CASE in addresses.
In small rural areas, thoroughfares are not named and each house in the Rural area will have a unique number. In these cases, the thoroughfare name will be replaced with the village name.
The Slovenian authorities prefer that “SI-” be placed before the postal code. Large entities may have their own postal codes, and the address is then written with no street address in this way;
Poštne banke slovenije (Postal banks of Slovenia)
How To Say A Postal Address In Slovenian?
The postal code system is quite interesting in Slovenia. It is called post-Sevilla in the Slovene language. There are four digits in the postal address of Slovenia. These four digits are written together without any space in between them.
The first digit shows the region i.e that region may be a city or a street or any part of the country but basically, that is for the city and the last three digits are for the post office. Every post office has its code that is incorporated in those last three digits.
The following data is for postal codes for the major cities with their initial digit of postal code. Ljubljana is postal code 1 and the next 3 digits would be of the post office you are delivering your post to. Maribor is 2, Celje is 3, Kranj 4, Nova Gorica is 5, Koper is 6, Novo Mesto is 8 and Murska Sobota is 9.
Here is the translation and the Slovenian word for postal address:
- Poštni naslov (postal address)
- Poštna banka Slovenije (postal bank of Slovenia)
- Poštna številka (postal code)
- Ime računa (receipt name)
Important Points You Need To Know About Slovenian Addresses
- The most common types of Slovenian thoroughfares are trg (square), ulica (ul, street) and cesta (Road, drive).
- The Slovenian post office box is written as postni predal in Slovenian, abbreviated as “p.p or pp”.
- The Slovenian postal code format is written as “9999”.
- Slovenia Postal codes do not commence with 0 and 7.
- 2 is the Slovenian postal code level of coverage.
Slovenia Administration Districts
Slovenia has 12 statistical regions which are further divided into municipalities.
Slovenia codes for fixed geographic numbers are digit 1 when called from abroad. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers may have area codes with a length of 2-4 digits but the total telephone number length is 8. Mobile phone number area codes commence “30-31, 40-41, 51, 64-71”.
Street Names In Slovenia
There are lots of streets whose names are shown only once like Adamic. On the other hand, there are lots of streets whose names are constantly appearing in different regions of the country.
The interesting fact about these streets is that every street has its specific meaning. Following are street names with their addresses, postal codes, and detailed translations.
1. Gupceva Ulica
This street is named after the national hero of Slovenia and Croatia. He was the leader of the Slovenian-Croatian revolt and was executed. The address of this street would be written as Gupceva Ulica, 8250 Brezice.
2. Trubarjeva Ulica
This is another famous street that is named after a reformer, who is also famous for the fact that he was the author of the first printed book in the country of Slovenia. He died in Germany in 1586.
3. Levstikova Ulica
It is named after Fran Levstikoua, who was known for his famous writings, poetry, etc. He was best known for the short story which he wrote about a salt smuggler named Martin Krpan.
4. Precna Ulica
It is another important street in the country of Slovenia. One important thing to note down about this street is that it is a short street that lies in between two important and large streets: precna-cross and precna-cross piece.
5. Kajuhova Ulica
This is another one of the most important streets in the country of Slovenia. It is named Kernel Destovnik, who was born in 1922 and died in 1944.
6. Gregorciceva Ulica
This street is named after Simon Gregorcic, who was born in 1844 and was a famous poet of his time. His most popular poem is ode soci (to the soca). It reveals the beauty of one of the rivers in Slovenia and also the struggles led by Slovenians.
7. Cankarjeva Ulica
This street is named after Ivan Cankar who is very famous in Slovenia, known for his poetry, writings, etc.
8. Vrtna Ulica
This has the title of Garden street. It is located in the Lettuce village named Solatendorf I Slovenia. This is also in Ljubljana and its address is written as Vrtna ulica, 1000, Ljubljana.
9. Presernova Ulica
This street is named after France Preseren who was born in 1800 and is another Slovenian poet. He was the author of the poem ‘Toast’ and is also known as zdravljica in the Slovenia language. This poem has great importance as its seventh stanza became part of the national anthem of Slovenia.
Every region has its specified form which prevents errors in posting and so, in this article, you have found not only the addresses but also their translations.
If you are eagerly waiting to plan a trip somewhere, this is the best time to opt for Slovenia. So just tell your plan to your friends and note the address where you want to visit and enjoy the trip. Skol!
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