Ljubljana <<LYOO blee YAH nuh>> is the capital and largest city of Slovenia, a country in central Europe. Ljubljana is the cultural center of Slovenia. The chief products manufactured in Ljubljana include electronics, machinery, paper products, and textiles.
The Ljubljana area was first settled about 3000 B.C. Ljubljana was under Austrian control during most of the period from A.D. 1276 to 1918. In 1918, it was made capital of Slovenia, a part of a country called the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. This country was renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Ljubljana became the capital of the new country.