Members

Grb

Grb

Regija

25

Ime občine

Municipality of Postojna

Naslov

Ljubljanska 4

Pošta

6230 Postojna

Telefon

(05) 728 07 00

Fax

(05) 728 07 80

Župan

Jernej Verbič

Predlgajatelj župana

Zvonko Černač and a group of voters

Število prebivalcev

15,006

Število naselij

40

Površina

270 sq kilometres

Email

obcina@postojna.si

Spletni naslov

http://www.postojna.si

Uradne ure

Monday: 8:00 – 15:00

Tuesday: 8:00 – 15:00

Wednesday: 8:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 8:00 – 15:00

Friday: 8:00 – 13:00

 

Every first Saturday in the month: 8:00 – 12:00

 

Opis

The municipality of Postojna lies in the south-western part of Slovenia, where the littoral and the continental worlds meet, in the northern part of the Pivka basin. Due to its favourable traffic routes and its position between Ljubljana, Trieste, Gorica and Rijeka, Postojna has been an administrative and economic centre of the Notranjska region for a long time. All of its territory has a limestone foundation and is rich in natural and cultural heritage, its economy being oriented towards the tourist industries. More than 60% of the area is covered with forests. Although the farmland is not of good quality and the region is located relatively high above sea level, agriculture and stockbreeding are well-developed. The natural environment is fairly well preserved; there are no ecologically harmful industries in the area, but there is Poček, the central training area of the Slovenian armed forces, which is problematic from an ecological point of view. In Postojna, there are the headquarters of the administrative authorities, two primary schools with external departments, secondary educational programmes (grammar school, machinery, woodprocessing, metalwork, forestry), a people’s university, college and further study programmes under the auspices of the University of Primorska. There is a health centre and a maternity and gynaecology hospital, which cover the needs of local people, as well as people from the broader area (Pivka and Ilirska Bistrica). Postojna is also the location of the Institute for Karst Research of the Slovenian Academy for Science and Arts, the museum of the Notranjska region, and the regional department of the Slovenian Forestry Institute, which manages the majority of the forests on the Javorniki hills, the Hrušica plateau, Mount Nanos and Mount Snežnik After the discovery of the Postojna caves and their opening to visitors, the town began to develop into a tourist resort. After the construction of a tourist railway in the cave itself, the number of visitors rose and the town had its first hotels built. The tourist industries in Postojna reached their peak after World War II, when the number of visitors rose each year. New hotels, motels and a campsite were built, so Postojna reached the accommodation capacity of 1,000 beds, and one million visitors per year. After the war for Slovenia’s independence in 1991, the tourist industry stagnated for some time, but it is again on the rise and the number of visitors has increased to over 500,000 per year.

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