Ajdovščina

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Ajdovščina
Municipality
The town of Ajdovščina
The town of Ajdovščina
Map showing, in red, Ajdovščina
Map showing, in red, Ajdovščina
Coordinates: 45°53′10″N 13°54′35″E / 45.88611°N 13.90972°E / 45.88611; 13.90972Coordinates: 45°53′10″N 13°54′35″E / 45.88611°N 13.90972°E / 45.88611; 13.90972
Country  Slovenia
Traditional regional Littoral
Statistical region Goriška
Government
 • Mayor Tadej Beočanin
Area[1]
 • Total 245.2 km2 (94.7 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 106 m (348 ft)
Population (2017)[3]
 • Total 19,093
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5270
ISO 3166-2 SI-001
Website Official website

Ajdovščina (Italian: Aidussina, German: Haidenschaft) is a small Slovenian town that is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Ajdovščina (Slovene: Občina Ajdovščina). It is an economic and cultural centre of the Vipava Valley (Slovene: Vipavska dolina), southwestern Slovenia, near the border with Italy.

The municipality of Ajdovščina was established on 10 March 1994.[4] Its administrative centre is the town of Ajdovščina.

Geography[change | change source]

View toward the Vipava Valley between Podkraj and Col

The municipality has an area 245.2 km2 (94.7 sq mi),[1] and a population, in 2017, of 19,093: 9,659 men and 9,434 women.[3] Its population density is of 77.9 inhabitants/km2.

The highest point in the municipality is the Veliki Golak mountain (45°58′43.18″N 13°51′51.36″E / 45.9786611°N 13.8642667°E / 45.9786611; 13.8642667 (Veliki Golak)) in Predmeja near the border with the municipality of Nova Gorica; it is 1,495 m (4,905 ft) high.[5] The lowest point is on the Vipava river to the south of the village of Batuje – lying at 60 m (197 ft) above sea level.[6] The average altitude at the town of Ajdovščina is 106 m (348 ft).[2]

The main river in the municipality or that flows through it is the Vipava. The Hubelj river, a right tributary of the Vipava, is a short stream that divides the town of Ajdovščina in two large parts: Ajdovščina itself and Šturje.

The municipality of Ajdovščina is surrounded by the following municipalities: Idrija to the north and east, Postojna to the southeast, Vipava to the south, Komen to the southwest and Nova Gorica to the west.[7]

Climate[change | change source]

Mild winters and hot summers are typical of the Vipava Valley. Mean July temperature, measured in Ajdovščina, is 24 °C (75 °F) and mean winter temperature is 4 °C (39 °F). The average annual rainfall in the Vipava Valley is 1,500 mm (59.1 in). The Bora wind is a characteristic wind of the valley which is more common during winter; it is a cold and strong wind.[8]

Settlements[change | change source]

Ajdovščina

There are 45 settlements (Slovene: Naselja) in the municipality; the main is Ajdovščina, which is the administrative centre of the municipality.

Sister cities[change | change source]

The municipality of Ajdovščina is twinned with:

People from Ajdovščina[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Communes of Slovenia". Statoids. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nadmorska višina naselij, kjer so sedeži občin" [Height above sea level of seats of municipalities] (in Slovene and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population by sex, municipalities and settlements, Slovenia, 1 January 2017" (xls). Statistical Office of Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 November 2017. 
  4. Milenković, Aleksandar (2007). Vzpostavitev lokalne samouprave v Republiki Sloveniji v stevilkah [The Establishment of the Local Self-Government in the Republic of Slovenia in Numbers] (PDF) (in Slovene). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. p. 14. ISBN 978-961-239-131-7. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. "Veliki Golak" (in Slovene). Geopedia.si. 2002. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  6. "More About Ajdovščina". Tourist Information Centre - Ajdovščina. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. "Municipality of Ajdovščina - map" (in Slovene). Geopedia.si. 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  8. "Climate". Tourist Information Centre - Ajdovščina. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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