Municipality of Sežana

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Municipality of Sežana
Občina Sežana
Location of the Municipality of Sežana in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Sežana in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°53′E / 45.733°N 13.883°E / 45.733; 13.883Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°53′E / 45.733°N 13.883°E / 45.733; 13.883
Country  Slovenia
 • Mayor Davorin Terčon
 • Total 217.4 km2 (83.9 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 12,583
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

The Municipality of Sežana (pronounced [sɛˈʒaːna] (About this sound listen); Slovene: Občina Sežana) is a municipality in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the Italian border.[2] The seat of the municipality is the town of Sežana. The municipality was established on 6 November 1994, when the former Municipality of Sežana was dissolved into four smaller municipalities (Divača, Komen, Hrpelje-Kozina, and Sežana).


Slavic tribes, ancestors of modern Slovenes, first settled the area in the late 6th century A.D. In the Middle Ages, the area belonged to the Duchy of Friuli and the Patriarchate of Aquileia, until it was conquered by the Counts of Gorizia in the 14th century. In 1500, it fell under the Habsburg dominion and it was included in the County of Gorizia and Gradisca.


The Lipica Stud Farm is located in the municipality, as are several picturesque villages.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in the Municipality of Sežana include:


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