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Municipality of Dravograd


Trg 4. julija 7


2370 Dravograd


(02) 872 35 60


(02) 872 35 74


Marijana Cigala

Predlgajatelj župana

Število prebivalcev


Število naselij



105 sq kilometres


Spletni naslov

Uradne ure

Monday: 8:00 – 14:00

Wednesday: 8:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00

Friday: 8:00 – 12:00



The municipality of Dravograd is the geographical centre of three valleys: the Drava, the Meža and the Mislinja valley. Its favourable position in terms of transport, natural heritage and its location close to the border, have been favourable for the growth of Dravograd since its beginnings in the 12th century. The River Drava has been used for transport for years: in ancient times, the road, which ran parallel to the Drava, crossed its present territory; Dravograd was at an important railroad intersection of the Koroška and Ĺ tajerska regions in the 19th century. The two parts of the municipality, situated on the two banks of the Drava, are connected by bridges and the hydroelectric power station. Owing to its key position, trade and craft have flourished there since days of old, and were later joined by industry. This is now located exclusively in the economic zone in Otiški vrh, at the confluence of the Meža and the Mislinja, and does not spoil the natural environment. The economic branches of vital importance to the municipality are construction and transport services, wood and metal processing, and the trade and catering industry. Local businesses are supported by the Chamber of Economy, the Regional Chamber of Craft and the Regional Development Agency The natural, cultural and historical heritage of Dravograd help give the municipality its image, including both the old market town centre and the countryside. The Dravograd dam, which was built above the hydroelectric power station, is an ornithological site of international importance, where more than 150 bird species nest. The islands and the reeds are the habitat of rare plant and animal species. The preserved cultural and historical heritage reflect the development of the place and the municipality since the 12th century: the Romanesque church of St. Vid with its east tower is situated in the centre of the square, on the hill above the town lie the ruins of the old castle, in Libeliče there is a famous Romanesque ossuary. St. Peter’s church on Kronska Gora is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Slovenia, and in the church of the Holy Spirit on Ojstrica, dating back to the 17th century, you will find the largest painted wooden ceiling in Slovenia. Dravograd is building its future on tradition and its favourable location, enterprise and tourism, and wishes to create an image of the municipality, which is friendly to its residents and visitors.