Municipality of Šoštanj

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Municipality of Šoštanj

Občina Šoštanj
Location of the Municipality of Šoštanj in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Šoštanj in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′N 15°3′E / 46.400°N 15.050°E / 46.400; 15.050Coordinates: 46°24′N 15°3′E / 46.400°N 15.050°E / 46.400; 15.050
Country Slovenia
Established1994
Government
 • MayorDarko Menih
Area
 • Total95.6 km2 (36.9 sq mi)
Population
(2002)[1]
 • Total8,254
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

The Municipality of Šoštanj (pronounced [ˈʃoːʃtan] (About this soundlisten); Slovene: Občina Šoštanj) is a municipality in northern Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Šoštanj.[2] The municipality was established on 3 October 1994, prior to which it belonged to the larger Municipality of Velenje.[3] The municipal holiday is celebrated on 30 October.[4]

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