Municipality of Postojna

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Municipality of Postojna
Občina Postojna
Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Postojna in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Postojna in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′N 14°13′E / 45.783°N 14.217°E / 45.783; 14.217Coordinates: 45°47′N 14°13′E / 45.783°N 14.217°E / 45.783; 14.217
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Igor Marentič
Area
 • Total 269.9 km2 (104.2 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 15,675
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

The Municipality of Postojna (pronounced [pɔˈstoːi̯na] (About this sound listen); Slovene: Občina Postojna) is a municipality in the traditional region of Inner Carniola in southwestern Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Postojna.[2] The municipality was established in its current form on 3 October 1994, when the former larger Municipality of Postojna was subdivided into the municipalities of Pivka and Postojna.[3]

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The entire municipality has a typical karst landscape. One of Slovenia's major tourist attractions, Postojna Cave, is located in the municipality. A second popular tourist attraction, located approximately 9 km from Postojna, is Predjama Castle, a 16th-century castle built in the mouth of another karst cave.[4]

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