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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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Everton's manager has watched him play and score for the US national team against Slovenia in Lublijana last November, and while insiders says the Scot did not return from that scouting mission bursting with enthusiasm about the talent on show, he knows an instinctive goal scorer when he sees one and goals are precisely what he needs.
El Consejo Pontificio para el Dialogo con los no creyentes (rapidamente rebautizado como Consejo Pontificio para la Cultura) podia, bajo la egida de su nuevo presidente el cardenal frances Paul Poupard, organizar una serie de encuentros con los filosofos marxistas de paises del Este en los anos 80 (Lublijana en 1984, Budapest en 1986, Klingenthal en 1989), la relacion de fuerzas entre las dos doctrinas ya no era la de diez anos atras.