Municipality of Hrastnik

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Municipality of Hrastnik

Občina Hrastnik
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Location of the Municipality of Hrastnik in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°08′N15°06′E / 46.133°N 15.100°E / 46.133; 15.100 Coordinates: 46°08′N15°06′E / 46.133°N 15.100°E / 46.133; 15.100
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Government
  MayorMarko Funkl
Area
  Total58.6 km2 (22.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2002) [1]
  Total10,121
  Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02 (CEST)
Website www.hrastnik.si OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

The Municipality of Hrastnik (pronounced  [ˈxɾaːstnik] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); Slovene : Občina Hrastnik) is a municipality in central Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Hrastnik. The area is part of the traditional Styria region. The entire municipality is now included in the Central Sava Statistical Region.

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Located in the valley of a minor left bank tributary of the Sava River, the area is known for its rich deposits of coal. Coal mining began in the area in 1804. Surrounding peaks include Mount Kum (1220 m), Mount Mrzlica (1122 m), and Kopitnik Hill (910 m). The area around Kopitnik is protected as a nature reserve. Species such as the capercaillie and chamois run wild in the surrounding forests. [2]

Settlements

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

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