Municipality of Idrija

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Municipality of Idrija
Občina Idrija
Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Idrija in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Idrija in Slovenia
Municipality of Idrija is located in Slovenia
Municipality of Idrija
Municipality of Idrija
Location of the Municipality of Idrija in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°00′N 14°01′E / 46.000°N 14.017°E / 46.000; 14.017Coordinates: 46°00′N 14°01′E / 46.000°N 14.017°E / 46.000; 14.017
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Bojan Sever
Area
 • Total 293.7 km2 (113.4 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 11,990
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

The Municipality of Idrija (Slovene: Občina Idrija) is a municipality in the Gorizia region of western Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Idrija. The municipality is located in the traditional region of the Slovenian Littoral and is in the Gorizia statistical region.

History[edit]

For the history of the town of Idrija itself, see Idrija.

Near the town of Idrija there was an archeological find of an approximately 43,100 year-old juvenile cave bear femur at Divje Babe, which may be a prehistoric flute.

Under Italian rule (1918–1943, nominally lasted to 1947), the area that is now the Municipality of Idrija was a comune of the Province of Gorizia (as Idria), except during the period between 1924 and 1927, when the Province of Gorizia was abolished and annexed to the Province of Udine.

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