Municipality of Sežana

The Municipality of Sežana (pronounced [sɛˈʒaːna] (listen); Slovene: Občina Sežana) is a municipality in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the Italian border.[2] The seat of the municipality is the town of Sežana. The municipality was established on 6 November 1994, when the former Municipality of Sežana was split into four smaller municipalities (Divača, Komen, Hrpelje-Kozina, and Sežana).

Municipality of Sežana
Občina Sežana
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Coat of arms of Municipality of Sežana
Location of the Municipality of Sežana in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Sežana in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°53′E / 45.733°N 13.883°E / 45.733; 13.883Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°53′E / 45.733°N 13.883°E / 45.733; 13.883
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorDavid Škabar
Area
 • Total217.4 km2 (83.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total12,583
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Websitewww.sezana.si Edit this at Wikidata

SettlementsEdit

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

HistoryEdit

Slavic tribes, ancestors of modern Slovenes, first settled the area in the late 6th century AD. In the Middle Ages, the area belonged to the Duchy of Friuli and the Patriarchate of Aquileia, until it was conquered by the Counts of Gorizia in the 14th century. In 1500, it fell under the Habsburg dominion and it was included in the County of Gorizia and Gradisca.

SightsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in the Municipality of Sežana include:

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