Website Official website
Population 32,205 (2002)
|Time zone CET (UTC+01)|
Area 72.3 km²
Area code 01
|Clubs and Teams NK Domžale, KK Domžale, NK Radomlje, Domžale Tigers|
The Municipality of Domžale (Slovene: Občina Domžale, [ˈóːpt͡ʃina dɔmˈʒàːlɛ]) is a municipality in the Ljubljana Basin in Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Domžale. The municipality lies near the foothills of the Kamnik Alps and is crossed by the Kamnik Bistrica River, which originates in these mountains. Its landscape is characterized by forested hills and agricultural plains.
Map of Municipality of Dom%C5%BEale, Slovenia
The remains of an ice-age hunter's dwelling found at Hag's Cave (Slovene: Babja jama) in Gorjuša date to 15,000 BP. There is archaeological evidence of a pre-Roman Illyrian and Celtic settlement. Roman finds date to the time of the road connecting Aquileia, Æmona (today Ljubljana, and Celeia (today Celje). The area was first mentioned in documents dating to the 12th century. A local nobleman and owner of Krumperk Castle, Adam Ravbar, was a victor in the Battle of Sisak in 1593, in which the Ottoman army was defeated. Economic development accelerated in the 19th century with the industrialization of the local craft of plaiting straw.