MENGEŠ

Slovenia

Mengeš is a settlement in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Mengeš. It is located approximately fifteen kilometers from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. It includes the hamlets of Zavrti, Veliki Mengeš, Mali Mengeš, and Pristava.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorFranc Jerič
Area
 • Total22.5 km  (8.7 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total7,407
 • Density330/km  (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Mengeš was first attested in written sources in 1154–56 as Meingosburg (and as Mengospurch in 1214–20, Mengozesburc in 1226, and Meingospurch in 1243). The Slovene name is a clipped form of Middle High German Meingos(purch), which is a compound of Meingoz (a personal name) + purch ‘castle’, thus meaning ‘castle belonging to Meingoz’. In the past the German name was Mannsburg.

Church

Archangel Michael Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Archangel Michael.

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Mengeš include:

Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein (1703–1774), astronomer, mathematician
Janez Trdina (1830–1905) writer, historian
Jurij Andrej Gallenfels (1651–1699), Renaissance humanist
Ignac Holzapfel (1799–1868), poet
Anton Koblar (1854–1928), historian
Franc Lah (1816–1890), sculptor
Lovro Letnar (1855–1913), schoolmaster
Anton Mrkun (1876–1961), priest and historian
Franc Ropret (1878–1952), sculptor
Miha Stare (1790–1872), businessman

Contacts

FRANC JERIČ – Župan
župan Občine Mengeš
Tel.: 01 723 70 81
franc.jeric@menges.si

Direktor občinske uprave

01 724 71 00
urban.kolar1@menges.si

Vložišče

01 723 70 81
obcina.menges@menges.si

Tajništvo župana in uprave

01 724 71 00
branka.smogavec@menges.si

Družbene in društvene dejavnosti

01 724 71 07
041 730 350
marko.kocjan@menges.si

Splošne zadeve občinskega sveta

01 724 71 06
040 852 355
irena.kosec@menges.si

Pravne zadeve

01 724 71 00
040 852 356
urban.kolar1@menges.si

Investicije, okolje

01 724 71 04
040 852 358
uros.drobez@menges.si

Prostor, lokacije, zazidljivost in zemljišča

01 724 71 09
040 852 359
robert.spenko@menges.si

Komunalne zadeve, vzdrževanje in nadzor

01 724 71 01
01 724 71 05
040 852 353
040 852 354
boris.kavcic@menges.si
mitja.dolinsek@menges.si

Finance, računovodstvo
in proračun

01 724 71 00
01 724 71 08
marjana.nahtigal@menges.si
anja.kuret@menges.si
mirela.mesanovic@menges.si

Pisarna podžupanov

01 724 71 03
bogo.ropotar@menges.si

Contact

OBČINA MENGEŠ
email
obcina.menges@menges.si
address
Slovenska cesta 30, 1234 MENGEŠ
phone
01 724 71 00