Municipality of Naklo

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Municipality of Naklo

Občina Naklo
Location of the Municipality of Naklo in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Naklo in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°16′N 14°19′E / 46.267°N 14.317°E / 46.267; 14.317Coordinates: 46°16′N 14°19′E / 46.267°N 14.317°E / 46.267; 14.317
Country Slovenia
 • MayorMarko Mravlja
 • Total28.3 km2 (10.9 sq mi)
 • Total5,211
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

The Municipality of Naklo (pronounced [ˈnaːklɔ]; Slovene: Občina Naklo) is one of the municipalities in northwestern Slovenia. Its centre is Naklo. The municipality, established in 1994, lies at an elevation of 407 metres (1,335 ft) and has 5,020 residents. It has an area of 28.3 square kilometres (10.9 sq mi).


The Municipality of Naklo in the Ljubljana Basin lies in the Kranj Plain and in the middle of the Naklo Valley between the two oldest terraces of the Sava and Tržič Bistrica rivers. It is surrounded by the Dobrava conglomerate terrace and Udin Woods (Slovene: Udin boršt). To the south and east it borders the City Municipality of Kranj, to the north the Municipality of Tržič, and to the west the Municipality of Radovljica. Although the Naklo Valley is regarded as narrow, the Municipality of Naklo has good road links. The freeway from Ljubljana to Jesenice passes the edge of the Udin Forest, and on the west side of the forest there is a road to Jesenice and Tržič. Both lead to border crossings with Italy and Austria.


Due to its location, transport links, and proximity to major economic centers across the country, the Municipality of Naklo has developed small businesses and intensive farming activities. Some of the population works locally, but many commute to work to Kranj and Tržič. The municipality is seeking to promote the development of agriculture, small business, and tourism.


Several historical sights in the Municipality of Naklo are tourist attractions. Camping is available at the Tržič Bistrica. Natural attractions include the Udin Forest and forested Dobrava terrace. Other activities include tennis, horseback riding, cycling, fishing, or hiking.


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