Municipality of Grosuplje

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Občina Grosuplje
http://www.grosuplje.si
info@grosuplje.si
Taborska cesta 2, SI-1290 Grosuplje
Phone386 (0) 1 788 8750
Fax386 (0) 1 788 8764
RegionSI-1
Peter Verlič, Mayor




Situated to the south east of Ljubljana, the Municipality of Grosuplje covers a total area of 134 square kilometres and has a population of 15,707 people (2002) living in 67 settlements.

The Economic, Social Activities and Finances Office is responsible for social and health care, education and sports as well as for cultural heritage preservation, cultural infrastructure and public culture. Within the municipality six cultural associations - comprising a total of 18 groups - are active in the cultural field, mainly in the fields of choral singing, theatre and folkloric arts and often in co-operation with schools and the municipal library. The Grosuplje Union of Cultural Societies and the local unit of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia (JSKD) facilitate the activities of about 16 cultural associations.

Grosuplje Municipality boasts several heritage sites of great significance. The open-air museum at Magdalenska gora is one of the most significant archaeology sites in Slovenia. Numerous funerary objects from the period around 1100 BCE up to ancient Roman times were excavated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today these may be seen at the National Museum of Slovenia as well as in Harvard and Vienna. The Archaeology Study Road with its eight information points is a major tourist attraction. Above Cerovo the medieval church of St Nicolaus, built in the 15th century, is well preserved. It is called Tabor ('encampment') since it is surrounded by a wall which protected the local population from Turkish invasions.

The Louis Adamič Memorial Room is housed in the birthplace of Louis Adamič, a writer who spent most of his life in the USA. His literature dealt with the social and political issues of both countries (eg Dynamite, The Return to the Birth Place, The Eagle and the Roots).


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