City Municipality of Novo Mesto

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City Municipality of Novo Mesto

Mestna občina Novo mesto
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Coat of arms
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Location of the Municipality of Novo Mesto in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′N15°10′E / 45.800°N 15.167°E / 45.800; 15.167 Coordinates: 45°48′N15°10′E / 45.800°N 15.167°E / 45.800; 15.167
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Government
  MayorGregor Macedoni
Area
   Municipality 298.5 km2 (115.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
   Municipality 36,296
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
   Urban
23,341
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02 (CEST)
Website www.novomesto.si OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.

The City Municipality of Novo Mesto (pronounced  [ˈnɔːʋɔ ˈmeːstɔ] ; Slovene : Mestna občina Novo mesto) is a municipality in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. The seat of the municipality is the city of Novo Mesto. The municipality of Novo Mesto is part of the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.

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Geography

The total municipal area is 298.5 square kilometres (115.3 sq mi), located on a bend of the Krka River.

Settlements

In addition to the municipal seat of Novo Mesto, the municipality also includes the following settlements:

Demographics

According to the census of 2002, the municipality has 40,925 inhabitants, 20,017 male and 20,908 female. The average age of the inhabitants is 39.58. There are a total of 13,796 households and 11,408 families. [2] The City Municipality of Novo Mesto has a working-age population of 19,579, of whom 2,118 are unemployed. The average gross monthly wage in August 2003 was 1,099.27 (263,432 tolars) and the average net monthly wage was €687.90 (164,851 tolars). There are 1,725 students in the municipality.

Economy

Today, tourism is increasing in Slovenia, and Novo Mesto is feeling some of the effects of this. The Krka Valley is becoming a place for wine enthusiasts who take tours throughout the Lower Carniola region, tasting locally produced Cviček wine, which is produced by blending several different varieties of local wine.

Major industries include:

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