Municipality of Sodražica

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Municipality of Sodražica
Občina Sodražica
Municipality
Coat of arms of Municipality of Sodražica
Coat of arms
Location of the Municipality of Sodražica in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Sodražica in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°45′51″N 14°37′46″E / 45.76417°N 14.62944°E / 45.76417; 14.62944Coordinates: 45°45′51″N 14°37′46″E / 45.76417°N 14.62944°E / 45.76417; 14.62944
Country  Slovenia
Re-established 1998
Capital Sodražica
Government
 • Mayor Blaž Milavec (Slovenian People's Party)
Area
 • Total 49.5 km2 (19.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,164
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Postal code 1317 Sodražica
Website Občina Sodražica

The Municipality of Sodražica is a municipality in the Lower Carniola region of Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Sodražica. It is included in the Southeast Slovenia statistical region. It borders the municipalities of Ribnica, Velike Lašče, Bloke, and Loški Potok.

In Austro-Hungary, and also in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Sodražica was an independent municipality, up until the creation of Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. It became an independent municipality once again in 1998 with the exclusion from Municipality of Ribnica.

Historically, the inhabitants made woodenware (Slovene: suha roba), especially sieve rims, buckets, spoons, rakes and wicker baskets. The woodenware was sold to Ribnica pedlars (Slovene: ribniški krošnjarji) who then travelled around the world, selling the woodenware.[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Karlo Adamič (1887-1945), composer, organist, and conductor
  • Mihael Arko (1857-1938), priest, publicist, and representative in Austrian assembly
  • Franc Gorše (1897 - 1986), academic sculptor
  • Tone Košmrlj (1959 - ), founder and bass player in Pop Design
  • Franc Mihelič (1949 - ), musician, and founder of Ansambel Franca Miheliča
  • Matija Mrače (1866-1903), translator
  • Ivan Prijatelj (1875-1937), literary historian, university professor, translator, and essayist. The primary school in Sodražica bears his name: Osnovna šola dr. Ivana Prijatelja Sodražica.


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