Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 45°45′21.06″N 13°51′24.19″E / 45.7558500°N 13.8567194°E / 45.7558500; 13.8567194Coordinates: 45°45′21.06″N 13°51′24.19″E / 45.7558500°N 13.8567194°E / 45.7558500; 13.8567194
Country Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Sežana
  Total 5.93 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 345

Tomaj (pronounced [ˈtoːmai̯] or [tɔˈmaːi̯]; Italian: Tomadio) is a village in the Municipality of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the border with Italy.[2]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and belongs to the Diocese of Koper. A second church is a small building next to the cemetery and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.[3]


Tomaj has a warm climate for Slovenia. Winters are mild with frequent rain and clouds. Snow is rare and occurs only a few times each winter. Also, sub freezing highs happen just twice a year. Lows hit freezing 68 days annually. Summer's are warm and sunny. Despite being sunny, summers have a lot of rain, with thunderstorms being quite common. There are only 17 days over 30 degrees, and 70 over 25 degrees. Fall is the wettest time of year, and late winter is the driest. Means range from 2.1 in January to 20.8 in July. Tomaj's climate is classified as Cfb or oceanic.

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Tomaj include:


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Sežana municipal site
  3. Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 339.
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