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 (lo͞o′blē-ä′nə, lyo͞o′blyä-nä)
The capital and largest city of Slovenia, in the central part of the country on the Sava River. Founded by the Romans in the first century bc, Ljubljana came under Habsburg rule in ad 1277. It passed to Yugoslavia in 1918 and became the capital of the newly independent republic of Slovenia in 1991.
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(Placename) the capital of Slovenia: capital of Illyria (1816–49); part of Yugoslavia (1918–91); university (1595). Pop: 265 881 (2002). German name: Laibach
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(ˌlu bliˈɑ nə, -nɑ)

the capital of Slovenia, in the central part. 305,211.
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Noun1.Ljubljana - the capital of SloveniaLjubljana - the capital of Slovenia    
Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia, Slovenija - a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
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Ljubljana has expressed its readiness to host the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) as from June this year.
* University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and 1-University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The four articles in this mini-monograph represent a cross-section of results from human studies on mercury exposure and health outcomes presented at the most recent International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) held 28 June to 2 July 2004 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
To preserve the picture postcard view over Lake Bled, an hour's drive from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, the local authorities insist that every building and tree visible from the lake be preserved, including a decrepit hillside villa a company president bought for the same enchanting view.
Her fragile installations--most recently on view in Rome, Ljubljana, and Paris--display total vulnerability and verge on the invisible.