Municipality of Straža

The Municipality of Straža (pronounced [ˈstɾaːʒa]; Slovene: Občina Straža) is a municipality in southeastern Slovenia. It lies on the banks of the Krka River in the traditional region of Lower Carniola. The municipality was created in 2006 when it split from the City Municipality of Novo Mesto. It is included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region. It has over 3,500 inhabitants. Its seat is Straža.

Municipality of Straža
Občina Straža
Straža, Slovenia.jpg
Coat of arms of Municipality of Straža
Location of the Municipality of Straža in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Straža in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′11″N 15°04′28″E / 45.7864°N 15.0745°E / 45.7864; 15.0745Coordinates: 45°47′11″N 15°04′28″E / 45.7864°N 15.0745°E / 45.7864; 15.0745
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorDušan Krštinc
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total3,661
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Websitewww.obcina-straza.si Edit this at Wikidata

The main employer was the Novoles company, based in the town as well as a number of smaller companies. There are many vineyards in the area.[2]

SettlementsEdit

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

LandmarksEdit

There are two churches in the settlement. One is dedicated to Saint Thomas and belongs to the parish of Vavta Vas. It is a medieval building that was restyled in the Baroque in the late 17th century.[3] The second is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Parish of Prečna. It dates to the late 17th century.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ Straža municipal site
  3. ^ "EŠD 2630". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  4. ^ "EŠD 2162". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

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