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Municipality of Šentjur


Mestni trg 10


3230 Šentjur


03/ 747 13 10


03/ 574 34 46


Mag. Marko Diaci

Predlgajatelj župana

Group of voters

Število prebivalcev


Število naselij



223 sq kilometers


Spletni naslov

Uradne ure

Monday: 8.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00

Tuesday: 8.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00

Wednesday: 8.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 17.00

Thursday: no office hours

Friday: 8.00 - 13.00


The Municipality of Ĺ entjur is among

the largest in Slovenia. With a surface area of 222.3 km² (54,931 acres)

and a population of around 20,000, it comes in at twenty-third and

twentieth place, respectively, in the country.

The traffic infrastructure is good in terms of both roads

and railway. In Ĺ entjur there is an intersection of the roads from

Celje to Rogaška Slatina, Sevnica and Podčetrtek. In Dramlje there is a

slip road to the Maribor - Ljubljana motorway. The municipality has five

railway stations: in Ĺ entjur, where the Southern Railway Museum

displays a rich collection of archives and rail devices from 1844

onwards; in Grobelno where there is a rail intersection; in Ponikva,

Ostrožno, and

Dolga Gora.


The town of Ĺ entjur is the centre of the municipality and also the administrative, as well as demographic and employment centre.


The hilly municipality stretches from

the vineyards of Dramlje and Dolga Gora on the north to the forests of

Bohor and Veliki Javornik which is the highest peak (1023 m or 3,356

feet above sea level) on the south. The landscape has two drainage

areas, numerous brooks, ponds in Blagovna, a thermal spring in Dobrina

that is known to have healing properties and the lake Slivniško jezero

in the central part making this a municipality abundant in water. The


features that can be seen in Ponikva and Planina pri Sevnici give the

area a certain charm. The southern part with its unspoilt nature extends

to Kozjansko National Park.


The municipality has been inhabited

since prehistoric times, evidenced by the various objects from the

Neolithic period that have been found there. The younger settlements

were found in the archaeological sites in Gradec pri Praprotnem, Tinje,

Loka pri Žusmu and Rifnik. All of them are located south of Ĺ entjur. The

latter has been thoroughly explored and is an archaeological park. All

of the finds from that area are on display in the museum "Rifnik and its

treasures" that is located in Zgornji trg square in Ĺ entjur. Other

periods of history are represented by a number of museum collections and

cultural monuments. Several prominent citizens from this area played an

important role in the development and recognition of the municipality:

the first Slovene to be Beatified, Anton Martin Slomšek; the Ipavec

dynasty of composers and doctors; the cartographer and geographer Blaž

Kocen; the freedom fighter Franjo Malgaj who fought for the northern


and many others including the folk hero, Franc Guzaj who was a real

life Robin Hood from the Kozjansko region who took it from the rich and

gave it to the poor.


The hilly landscape provides good

conditions for the development of modern agricultural production with an

emphasis on animal husbandry, horticulture and viticulture. In the past

good transport links enabled the growth of industry. Even today, with

the help of equally important factors such as spatial possibilities,

willpower and an in depth knowledge of the local population, contribute

to rapid development and facilitate entrepreneurship in the processing

industry, commerce and various other businesses in the trade and

industrial zone in Ĺ entjur, as well as elsewhere in the municipality.


Also tourism, mainly farm tourism, has

gradually developed in the municipality. The natural environment is

relatively well preserved and offers many opportunities for leisure

activities (biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing ...). It

is possible to attend many cultural, sports and tourist events, which

take place in the municipality throughout the year. All these factors

contribute to the growing number of tourists who gladly return to the



The establishment of RAK - Kozjansko

Development Agency has been beneficial. The agency provides assistance

and information to municipalities, businesses, craftsmen, farmers,

associations and other interested parties, in relation to national and

European tenders; all of which give an opportunity for the

entrepreneurs, agriculture and tourism to develop.

Also industry in the area is

developing, with a focus on the metalworking industry. A series of large

and small companies have opened, that have won recognition in the

demanding European and world markets.


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