Municipality of Pivka

The Municipality of Pivka (pronounced [ˈpiːu̯ka]; Slovene: Občina Pivka) is a municipality in Slovenia in the Pivka Basin in the Littoral–Inner Carniola Statistical Region. Its seat is the town of Pivka. It belongs to the traditional region of Inner Carniola.[2]

Municipality of Pivka
Občina Pivka
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Coat of arms of Municipality of Pivka
Location of the Municipality of Pivka in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Pivka in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°41′N 14°12′E / 45.683°N 14.200°E / 45.683; 14.200Coordinates: 45°41′N 14°12′E / 45.683°N 14.200°E / 45.683; 14.200
Country Slovenia
 • MayorRobert Smrdelj
 • Total223.3 km2 (86.2 sq mi)
 • Total5,926
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)


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


Although the Pivka region has been a strategically important location since ancient times, it became even more important with the construction of the ViennaTrieste railway (the Austrian Southern Railway) in 1857 and the Št. Peter na KrasuRijeka railway twenty years later. In 1930, while it was under the Italian control, the strategic hills over the town of Pivka were heavily fortified and included in the Alpine Wall system of defenses, which stretched from the Bay of Genoa to the Kvarner Gulf. Št. Peter na Krasu and the nearby barracks in Hrastje ("Crastie di San Pietro" then, now part of the town of Pivka) were one of the strongest points in the eastern section of the Alpine Wall.

Military History ParkEdit

On the basis of this military history from ancient times to the 20th century, the Municipality of Pivka has arranged the Pivka Park of Military History, with many tanks and artillery, a small aircraft collection, and a former Yugoslav Una-class commando submarine (P-913 Zeta). The municipality hopes to develop the park into a tourism destination that will complement alongside Postojna Cave and other local attractions. The first military re-enactment was staged in the park in September 2007.[3]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ "Pivka municipal site". Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  3. ^ Pivka Military History Park, official site

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