Municipality of Domžale

The Municipality of Domžale (Slovene: Občina Domžale, pronounced [ˈóːptʃina dɔmˈʒàːlɛ])[2] is a municipality in the Ljubljana Basin in Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Domžale.

Municipality of Domžale

Občina Domžale
Domžale, Slovenia - panoramio (5).jpg
Coat of arms of Municipality of Domžale
Coat of arms
Location of the Municipality of Domžale in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Domžale in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°08′N 14°36′E / 46.133°N 14.600°E / 46.133; 14.600Coordinates: 46°08′N 14°36′E / 46.133°N 14.600°E / 46.133; 14.600
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorToni Dragar
Area
 • Total72.3 km2 (27.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total32,205
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Area code(s)01
Websitewww.domzale.si Edit this at Wikidata

GeographyEdit

The municipality lies near the foothills of the Kamnik Alps and is crossed by the Kamnik Bistrica River, which originates in these mountains. Its landscape is characterized by forested hills and agricultural plains.

SettlementsEdit

In addition to the municipal seat of Domžale, the municipality also includes the following settlements:

HistoryEdit

The remains of an ice-age hunter's dwelling found at Hag's Cave (Slovene: Babja jama) in Gorjuša date to 15,000 BP. There is archaeological evidence of a pre-Roman Illyrian and Celtic settlement. Roman finds date to the time of the road connecting Aquileia, Æmona (today Ljubljana, and Celeia (today Celje). The area was first mentioned in documents dating to the 12th century. A local nobleman and owner of Krumperk Castle, Adam Ravbar, was a victor in the Battle of Sisak in 1593, in which the Ottoman army was defeated. Economic development accelerated in the 19th century with the industrialization of the local craft of plaiting straw.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: občina". "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Domžale".

Further readingEdit

  • Bernik, Franc. Zgodovina fare Domžale, 2 vols. Kamnik, 1923; Groblje, 1939.
  • Klobčar, Marjana. Občina Domžale (Etnološka topografija slovenskega etničnega ozemlja - 20. stoletje). Ljubljana: Znanstveni inštitut Filozofske fakultete, 1989.

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