List of cities and towns in Slovenia

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There are 67 towns in Slovenia.[1] According to the Local Self-Government Act of the Republic of Slovenia, a town is a larger urban settlement with more than 3,000 residents and differing from other settlements in its size, economical structure, population, population density and historical development.[2] A settlement acquires the status of town through a decision of the Government of Slovenia.[2] Until 2005, the decision was made by the National Assembly of Slovenia.[2]

List of all towns in Slovenia[edit]

Towns in Slovenia, recognised as such by the National Assembly in 2000, are: Ajdovščina, Bled, Bovec, Brežice, Celje, Črnomelj, Domžale, Gornja Radgona, Hrastnik, Idrija, Ilirska Bistrica, Izola, Jesenice, Kamnik, Kočevje, Koper, Kostanjevica ob Krki, Kranj, Krško, Laško, Lendava, Litija, Ljubljana, Ljutomer, Maribor, Metlika, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Novo Mesto, Ormož, Piran, Postojna, Ptuj, Radeče, Radovljica, Ravne na Koroškem, Sevnica, Sežana, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenske Konjice, Škofja Loka, Šoštanj, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Tržič, Velenje, Višnja Gora, Vrhnika, Zagorje ob Savi, Žalec.[2]

Through a decision of the Government of Slovenia, the following settlements acquired the status of town in January 2006: Cerknica, Dravograd, Grosuplje, Logatec, Medvode, Mengeš, Mežica, Prevalje, Ribnica, Rogaška Slatina, Ruše, Šempeter pri Gorici, Šentjur, Trebnje, Železniki, and Žiri.[2][3]

List of towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Numbers are based on the statistics from the Slovenian Ministry of Interior and refer to 1 January 2011.[4]

Town NameTown Population
1Ljubljana280,000
2Maribor130,000
3Celje56,000
4Kranj52,000
5Novo Mesto48,000
6Nova Gorica45,000
7Koper/Capodistria42,000
8Velenje32,000
9Domžale30,000
10Ptuj25,000
11Murska Sobota22,000
12Jesenice20,000
13Trbovlje16,000
14Kamnik15,000
15Škofja Loka12,000
16Izola/Isola11,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upravna in druge členitve ozemlja RS" [Administrative and Other Territorial Breakdowns of the Republic of Slovenia]. Statistični letopis Republike Slovenije [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Slovenia] (in Slovene, English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2011. ISSN 1318-5403. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Žagar, Katarina (October 2007). Lokalna samouprava: organizacija in funkcija [Local Self-Government: Organisation and Function] (in Slovene) (5th ed.). Administration Academy, Ministry of Public Administration. p. 28. 
  3. ^ "Sklep o podelitvi statusa mesta naseljem v Republiki Sloveniji" [Decision granting the status of town to settlements in the Republic of Slovenia]. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Largest settlements by number of population". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 30 January 2012.