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Municipality of Nova Gorica

City Municipality of Nova Gorica
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1
5000 Nova Gorica
Tel: +386 5 335 01 11
Fax: +00386 5 302 12 33





Mayor: Dr. Klemen MIKLAVIČ
Population: 31,752
Area: 280 sq km
Statistical region: Severnoprimorska
Number of settlements: 44
Activity code (SKD): 84.110 - General public administration activities
VAT identification number: SI53055730
Registration number: 5881773000
Bank account: IBAN SI56 0128 4010 0014 022 (Bank of Slovenia Ljubljana)



Mayor's Cabinet
Mayor's Secretary: +386 5 335 0 101

Director's Office
Secretary's Office: +386 6 335 0 121

Public Relations, Protocol and International Cooperation Service
Secretary's Office: +386 6 335 0 182

Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Infrastructure
Secretary's Office: +386 5 335 0 301

Social Activities
Secretary's Office: +386 5 335 0 160

Economy and Public Services
Secretary's Office: +386 5 335 0 130

Project Office
Secretary's Office: +386 5 335 0 171

Finances and Accounting
Secretary's Office: +386 5 335 0 150



The largest municipality in the Goriška Region, Nova Gorica is one of the eleven city municipalities of Slovenia and seat of all the major regional institutions. The municipality lies in the western part of Slovenia along the border with Italy stretched across 280 square kilometres. The population is currently 31,752 and the average age is 44.3 years.

The municipality is divided into 19 local communities with 44 settlements: Banjšice, Branik (Branik, Preserje, Spodnja Branica, Steske, Pedrovo), Čepovan, Dornberk (Brdo, Budihni, Dornberk, Draga, Potok pri Dornberku, Saksid, Tabor, Zalošče) , Gradišče nad Prvačino, Grgar, Grgarske Ravne - Bate (Grgarske Ravne, Bate, Dragovica), Kromberk - Loke (Kromberk, Loke), Lokovec, Lokve - Lazna (Lokve, Lazna), Nova Gorica (Nova Gorica, Pristava), Osek - Vitovlje (Osek, Vitovlje), Ozeljan (Ozeljan, Šmihel), Prvačina, Ravnica (Ravnica, Podgozd), Rožna Dolina (Ajševica, Rožna Dolina, Stara Gora), Solkan (Solkan, Šmaver, Sveta Gora), Šempas, Trnovo (Trnovo, Nemci, Voglarji).

The neighbouring municipalities are: Brda, Kanal, Tolmin, Idrija, Ajdovščina, Komen, Miren - Kostanjevica, Šempeter - Vrtojba, Renče - Vogrsko and Gorizia (Italy).

The Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and continental Europe are all quite close to the city and therefore the climate is mostly sub-Mediterranean with plenty of sunshine, mostly mild, rainy winters and hot summers. The Karst plateau might also affect the local climate. The land is also greatly varied as it comprises different types of land with the Soča River running through all of them. Mount Sabotin rises to the northwest of the city and the mountains stretch out from the left bank of the Soča River as the western part of the High Karst: the last branches of the Dinaric Mountains, which include the Banjšice Plateau and the Trnovo Forest. These two plateaus are cut off on each side by steep valleys: the Soča valley to the west, the extremely dry Čepovanski dol to the east and the south, and the Idrijca valley to the north. The passage from south-west is slightly more gradual, as the Banjšice plateau descends towards the Grgar Basin and into the Soča Plain at Solkan. The terrain then rises against towards the south onto the Karst plateau, and the winegrowing lower Vipava Valley lies in the middle of all that. Nova Gorica lies in a strategic intersection of transport routes between the Po Valley to the southwest, the Soča valley reaching far north into the Alps, and central Slovenia, which leads on to the Balkans and the Pannonian Basin.


The Mayor Dr. Klemen MIKLAVIČ

Dr. Klemen Miklavič, born in 1975, returned to the Goriška Region after years of working and researching abroad. His friends from university can confirm his leadership skills from student days when he held leading positions in international organisations. In 2002, he graduated in International Relations and later obtained a master's degree in Political Sciences, followed by a PhD in Education and School Systems. He worked as a researcher at the University of Ljubljana, the University of Oslo and the University of Bilbao, then as project manager on higher-education development and reform in the Balkans, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He worked with a range of international organisations such as the European Commission, OECD and OSCE, as well as a number of consultancy firms. In addition to serving as mayor, he is currently also an adviser to the Council of Europe on higher education, a research associate of the Center for Educational Policy Studies of the University of Ljubljana, and a CMEPIUS co-operator for international projects. After returning to Nova Gorica he became a councillor for Goriška.si in the City Council of Nova Gorica. His contributions were always based on his vision for long-term investments for the future of the city, while he also fought for transparency, professionalism and a principled approach to decision making in the interest of the public. He continues to stick to the same vision and values.

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  • 1 Banjšice
  • 2 Branik
  • 3 Dornberk
  • 4 Čepovan
  • 5 Gradišče nad Prvačino
  • 6 Grgar
  • 7 Grgarske Ravne - Bate
  • 8 Kromberk - Loke
  • 9 Lokovec
  • 10 Lokve, Lazna
  • 11 Nova Gorica
  • 12 Osek - Vitovlje
  • 13 Ozeljan-Šmihel
  • 14 Prvačina
  • 15 Ravnica
  • 16 Rožna Dolina
  • 17 Solkan
  • 18 Trnovo
  • 19 Šempas