Municipality of Ptuj


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Mestna občina Ptuj
Mestni trg 1, SI-2250 Ptuj
Phone386 (0) 2 748 2999
Fax386 (0) 2 748 2998
Nuška Gajšek, Mayor

The Municipality of Ptuj of covers a total area of 67 square kilometres and has a population of 24,264 people (2003) living in 10 settlements. It is one of 11 Slovene Urban Municipalities located in the north-east of Slovenia. Ptuj is a member of the Slovene Association of Historic Towns as it traces its origins back to Roman Petovia and subsequently became a culturally rich medieval town. Ptuj is well-known for its annual traditional carnival, the Kurentovanje. Ptuj has been a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities since 1990. Together with 4 other Slovene towns Ptuj is a partner city in the Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012 project.


The Department of Non-commercial Public Services and Administrative Procedures is responsible for education, health and social care, youth and culture. It prepares development programmes, allocates funding, undertakes related governance tasks and co-operates with other agencies as well as with non-governmental organisations.

The local branches of the Union of Cultural Societies of Slovenia (ZKDS) and the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia facilitate the activities of local cultural organisations and act as mediators in respect of state and municipal funding.

Culture in Ptuj

Much of Ptuj's cultural heritage is preserved in Ptuj – Ormož Regional Museum and its branches and in the state funded Historical Archives Ptuj. The private Minorite St Petrus and Paulus Monastery Archives and Library, Ptuj is another important cultural institution in the town. Ptuj has 14 active cultural associations, which co-organise traditional annual events such as Katarina's Fair (November), Kurentovanje Mardi Gras celebration (February), the Ptuj Festival of Folk Music (Summer), the Cultural Marathon (Summer), Ptuj Summer Nights (Summer) and numerous amateur theatrical and amateur choral meetings.

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Museums, monuments & sites

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