|• Mayor||Vladimir Prebilič|
|• Total||555 km (214 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
The town is located at the foot of the Kočevski Rog karst plateau on the Rinža River in the historic Lower Carniola region. It is now part of the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region. The Rinža River flows through the town. Lake Kočejve, a former open-pit coal mine, lies northeast of the town center.
Kočevje features a humid continental climate.
The parish church in the city is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew (Slovene: Sveti Jernej) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It is a Neo-Romanesque building erected between 1887 and 1903 on the site of an earlier church.
Notable people that were born or lived in Kočevje include:
Stane Jarm (1931–2011), sculptor, graphic artist and teacher (worked in Kočevje)
Matej Bor (1913–1993), poet and author (worked in Kočevje)
Milan Butina (1923–1999), academy-trained painter, art teacher, art theorist (born in Kočevje)
Ivan Jurkovič (born 1952), apostolic nuncio to Russia (born in Kočevje)
Zofka Kveder (1878–1926), writer (worked in Kočevje)
Alois Loy (1860–1923), longtime mayor of Kočevje
Viktor Parma (1858–1924), composer (worked in Kočevje)
Roman Erich Petsche (1907–1993), teacher, painter, and Righteous Among the Nations (born in Kočevje)
Michael Ruppe (1863–1951), professor and academy-trained painter (worked in Kočevje)
Franjo Uršič (1898–?), geologist and teacher (worked in Kočevje)
DR. VLADIMIR PREBILIČ
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