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Nova Gorica Grammar School
Nova Gorica
Nova Gorica
Grammar School (Slovene: Gimnazija Nova Gorica) is a coeducational nondenominational state secondary general education school for students aged between 15 and 19. It falls under the gymnasium type of schools, roughly equivalent to preparatory schools in Anglo-American contexts. Located in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, it is considered among the best secondary schools in Slovenia. Many notable personalities attended the schools, including two Prime Ministers of Slovenia, and the current President of Slovenia. History[edit] It was established after the annexation of the Slovenian Littoral
Slovenian Littoral
to the Yugoslavia in September 1947. It was initially located in the nearby town of Šempeter pri Gorici
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Socialist Republic Of Slovenia
The Socialist Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
(Slovene: Socialistična republika Slovenija) was one of the six republics forming the post-World War II country of Yugoslavia. It existed under different names from 29 November 1945 until 25 June 1991
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Borut Pahor
Borut Pahor
Borut Pahor
(Slovene pronunciation: [ˈbóːɾut ˈpàːxɔɾ];[1][2] born 2 November 1963) is a Slovenian politician serving as President of Slovenia
President of Slovenia
since December 2012. He was Prime Minister from November 2008 to February 2012. A longtime president of the Social Democrats party, Pahor served several terms as a member of the National Assembly and was its chairman from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, Pahor was elected as member of the European Parliament. Following the victory of the Social Democrats in the 2008 parliamentary election, Pahor was appointed as Prime Minister. In September 2011, Pahor's government lost a confidence vote amidst an economic crisis and political tensions. He continued to serve as the pro tempore Prime Minister until he was replaced by Janez Janša
Janez Janša
in February 2012
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Slovene Language
Slovene (/ˈsloʊviːn/ ( listen) or /sloʊˈviːn, slə-/[7]) or Slovenian (/sloʊˈviːniən, slə-/ ( listen);[8][9] slovenski jezik or slovenščina) belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia
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Gymnasium (school)
A gymnasium is a type of school with a strong emphasis on academic learning, and providing advanced secondary education in some parts of Europe comparable to British grammar schools, sixth form colleges and US preparatory high schools. In its current meaning, it usually refers to secondary schools focused on preparing students to enter a university for advanced academic study. Before the 20th century, the system of gymnasiums was a wide spread feature of educational system throughout many countries of central, north, eastern, and south Europe. Historically, the German Gymnasium also included in its overall accelerated curriculum post secondary education at college level and the degree awarded substituted for the bachelor's degree (Baccalaureat)[1] previously awarded by a college or university so that universities in Germany became exclusively graduate schools
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University-preparatory School
A college-preparatory school (shortened to preparatory school, prep school, or college prep) is a type of secondary school
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Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°07′N 14°49′E / 46.117°N 14.817°E / 46.117; 14.817Republic of Slovenia Republika Slovenija  (Slovene)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Zdravljica  A Toast[i]Location of  Slovenia  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Ljubljana 46°03′N 14°30′E / 46.050°N 14.500°E / 46.050; 14.500Official languages Slovene[ii]Ethnic groups (2002[4])83% Slovenes 2% Serbs 2% Croats 1% Bosniaks 12% others (including Istrian Italians) / unspecifiedReligion Predominantly ChristianDemonym SloveneGovernment Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentBorut Pahor• Prime MinisterMiro Cerar[5]Legislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council•
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Prime Minister Of Slovenia
There have been eight Prime Ministers of Slovenia, officially President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
(Slovene: Predsednik Vlade Republike Slovenije), since the country gained parliamentary democracy in 1989, and independence in 1991. The Prime Minister is nominated by the President after consultation with the parties represented in the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, and is formally elected by a simple majority of the National Assembly. If no candidate receives a majority, a new vote must be held within 14 days. If no candidate receives a majority after this round, the President must call new parliamentary elections unless the National Assembly agrees to hold a third round
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President Of Slovenia
The office of President
President
of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
(Slovene: Predsednik Republike Slovenije) was established on 23 December 1991, when the National Assembly passed a new Constitution as a result of independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. According to the Constitution, the President
President
is the highest representative of the state. In practice, the position is mostly ceremonial. Among other things the President
President
is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The office of the President
President
is the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana. The President
President
is directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a term of five years
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Slovenian Littoral
The Slovene Littoral
Slovene Littoral
(Slovene: Primorska, pronounced [priˈmóːrska] ( listen);[1] Italian: Litorale; German: Küstenland) is one of the five traditional regions of Slovenia. Its name recalls the former Austrian Littoral
Austrian Littoral
(Avstrijsko Primorje), the Habsburg possessions on the upper Adriatic coast, of which the Slovene Littoral
Slovene Littoral
was part.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksGeography[edit] See also: Slovene Riviera The region forms the westernmost part of Slovenia, bordering with the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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Socialist Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia
The Socialist Federal Republic
Republic
of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(SFR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
or SFRY) was the Yugoslav state
Yugoslav state
in southeastern Europe that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II
World War II
until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. Covering an area of 255,804 km² (98,766 sq mi), the SFRY was bordered by Italy
Italy
to the west, Austria and Hungary to the north, Bulgaria and Romania to the east and Albania and Greece
Greece
to the south. It was a socialist state and a federation governed by the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
made up of six socialist republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia with Belgrade
Belgrade
as its capital
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University Of California, Berkeley
Urban Total 1,232 acres (499 ha) Core Campus 178 acres (72 ha)[5] Total land owned 6,679 acres (2,703 ha)[6]Colors Berkeley Blue, California
California
Gold[7]          Athletics NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
FBS – Pac-12Nickname Golden BearsSporting affiliationsAm. East MPSFMascot Oski the BearWebsite www.berkeley.eduThe University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
(UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California[8][9]) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.[9] Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California
California
system
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Kostja Gatnik
Kostja Gatnik (born 11 September 1945) is a Slovene artist, graphic designer and illustrator, best known for his illustrations in children's books.[1] Gatnik was born in Ljubljana in 1945. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He works as a painter, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer
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Jana Krivec
Jana Krivec (born May 30, 1980) is a Slovene chess player, Woman Grandmaster. She was Slovenian woman champion in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and in 2009. Krivec played for the Slovenian Olympic team in 35th Chess Olympiad, 36th Chess Olympiad, 38th Chess Olympiad and 39th Chess Olympiad. References[edit]^ WGM ApplicationExternal links[edit]Jana Krivec rating card at FIDE Jana Krivec player profile and games at Chessgames.com Website Jane Krivec Jana Krivec; card on Šahovska zveza SlovenijeWikimedia Commons has media related to Jana Krivec.This biographical article relating to a Slovenian chess figure is a stub
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Samuel Žbogar
Samuel Žbogar (born 5 March 1962) is a Slovenian diplomat and politician who is the EU Special Representative in Macedonia. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia from 2008 to 2012. Biography[edit] He was born in Postojna, but spent his youth in Nova Gorica, where he finished the local grammar school, where he was a school mate of the former Prime Minister of Slovenia Borut Pahor. Žbogar graduated in international relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. Besides Slovene, he is fluent in English, Italian, French, Croatian and Serbian.[citation needed] In his 22 years as a diplomat, he has been included in all major political projects of Slovenian foreign policy. In 1993, he opened the Slovenian Embassy in Beijing, China, where he worked to 1995
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