Located on the Sava and Ljubljanica rivers between the Alps and the Mediterranean, this Slovenian capital is named after the Slovenian word for love. Ljubljana is also located at the place of the ancient Roman city Emona. It has been conquered and suffered destruction at the hands of many civilizations throughout history, and for a long time was under the rule of the Germanic House of Habsburg. The city was a part of Yugoslavia between the years 1918 and 1991. Later, with the declaration of independence of Slovenia, Ljubljana became a capital city again in its own right.