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Municipality of Postojna

Tito Square in Postojna. Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Tito Square in Postojna. Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Located in SW Slovenia, the municipality of Postojna contains great diversity within its 270 km2 area. It includes 40 settlements and has a total population of approximately 17,000.  Its centre is the town of Postojna, the seat of a (general territorial) administrative unit of the state, which also maintains its traditional role as a regional centre.

Believe it or not, more than 60% of municipal territory is covered by forest. The municipality plays an important role within the wider Primorsko-Notranjska region in that it represents the junction of coastal and inland Slovenia

The area is in many ways characterised by its unique geographical position, which has significantly influenced its development over the course of history. The so-called Postojna Gate is in fact the easiest natural crossing between the Mediterranean and central Europe in the eastern Alps.

Ideas for a day out: the forested karst plateau of Hrušica and part of Planinsko Polje in the north of the municipality, the Postojna Basin and the high karst plateau Nanos in the central part, and the wonderful Javorniki hills in the south-west. 

Municipality of Postojna – Photo Gallery

Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Planinsko Polje. Photo: Tomaž Penko
Forest above Slavina. Photo: Tomaž Penko
Photo: Postojna municipal archives
The Postojna area. Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Tišler's Mill in Žeje. Photo: Tomaž Penko
Photo: Postojna municipal archives
The Nanoščica stream and Nanos. Photo: Slavko Polak
Rakitnik. Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Postojna from the air. Photo: Postojna municipal archives
Siberian irises by the Nanoščica. Photo: Slavko Polak
View of Nanos from the village of Šmihel pod Nanosom. Photo: Ivan Majc

Municipality of Postojna – Video Gallery

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