City Municipality of Novo Mesto
|City Municipality of Novo Mesto
Mestna občina Novo mesto
Novo Mesto Town Hall
Location of the Municipality of Novo Mesto in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Gregor Macedoni|
|• Total||298.5 km2 (115.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
|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. The total municipal area is 298.5 square kilometres (115.3 sq mi), located on a bend of the Krka River.
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. 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.
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:
- REVOZ (ex Industrija motornih vozil), car manufacturing
- Adria Mobil, caravaning
- Krka (company), pharmaceuticals