LITIJA

Slovenia

Litija is a town in the Litija Basin in central Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Litija. It is located in the valley of the Sava River, east of the capital Ljubljana, in the traditional region of Upper Carniola. The entire municipality is now included in the Central Sava Statistical Region; until January 2014 it was part of the Central Slovenia Statistical Region. The town is home to about 6,500 people.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorFranci Rokavec
Area
 • Total221 km  (85 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2018)
 • Total15,342
 • Density69/km  (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

History

Litija developed as a trading post between Trieste, Ljubljana, and Croatia. The town gained market rights in the 14th century. In Roman times mining developed in Litija and remained one of the primary sources of income until the 1965, when the biggest of the mines closed. In 1849 the Austrian Southern Railway reached Litija and boosted its economy. This development, however, also meant a decline in some of the traditional local professions. The Litija post office was opened in December 1852. After the Second World War, Litija annexed the formerly independent settlements of Podsitarjevec, Gradec, Grbin, and Podkraj.

Landmarks

St. Nicholas’s Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. The current building was built in 1884 and extended in 1997.

CONTACTS

MAYORS OFFICE

FRANCI ROKAVEC – Mayor/Župan
Telefonska številka:01 8963 420
Elektronska pošta:obcina.litija@litija.si

LIJANA LOVŠE
Telefonska številka:01 8963 467
Elektronska pošta:lijana.lovse@litija.si

Vodja skupne uprave: Helena Kozlevčar, vodja organa – inšpektorica
T: 01 8963 469
M: 051 443 415
E: inspektorat.litija@litija.si

Medobčinsko redarstvo

Zaposlena: Mia Smrkolj, redarka
M: 051 443 416
E: mia.smrkolj@litija.si

Področje civilne zaščite in reševanja

Zaposlena: Tanja Rozina, svetovalka
T: 01 8963 424
M: 051 443 417
E: tanja.rozina@litija.si

Contact

email
obcina.litija@litija.si
address
Jerebova ulica 14, 1270 Litija
phone
01 896 34 2