Municipality of Domžale

Municipality of Domžale
Občina Domžale

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
  Mayor Toni Dragar
  Total 72.3 km2 (27.9 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
  Total 32,205
  Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Area code(s) 01
Website Official website

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


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.


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