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Total country population 2,100,000
Core Jewish population 100
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.05
Population with a Jewish parent 200
Enlarged Jewish population 300
Law of Return Jewish population 400



  • The total population of Slovenia on 1 January 2016 stood at 2,064,200. Its population grew by 1,300 in 2015.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Slovenia was estimated to be 100 (0.005% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 300 (0.01% of the wider population).
  • An estimated 400 Slovenians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The Jewish community of Slovenia is concentrated in Ljubljana and Maribor.

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