Municipality of Vipava

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Municipality of Vipava

Občina Vipava
Location of the Municipality of Vipava in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Vipava in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°51′N 13°58′E / 45.850°N 13.967°E / 45.850; 13.967Coordinates: 45°51′N 13°58′E / 45.850°N 13.967°E / 45.850; 13.967
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Princes
Area
 • Total 107.4 km2 (41.5 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total 5,344
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02 (CEST)

The Municipality of Vipava (pronounced [ʋiˈpaːʋa]; Slovene: Občina Vipava) is a municipality in western Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Vipava. Historically, it used to be a part of the traditional region of Inner Carniola, but it is now generally regarded as a part of the Slovenian Littoral.[2] The municipality was established in its current form on 3 October 1994, when the former larger Municipality of Ajdovščina was subdivided into the municipalities of Ajdovščina and Vipava.[3]

Division

The Municipality of Vipava is subdivided into 11 local communities (Slovene: krajevne skupnosti), which comprise one or more villages. They are: Vipava, Erzelj, Goče, Gradišče pri Vipavi, Lozice, Lože, Manče, Podnanos, Podraga, Slap, and Vrhpolje.


References

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2010
  2. ^ Vipava municipal site
  3. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2007. Vzpostavitev lokalne samouprave v Republiki Sloveniji v številkah, no. 6.

External links

  • Media related to Vipava (category) at Wikimedia Commons
  • Municipality of Vipava at Geopedia
  • Vipava Valley Tourist Association site
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