RAVNE NA KOROŠKEM

Slovenia

Ravne na Koroškem is a town in northern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem, and the largest town and the capital of Slovenia’s Carinthia region. The town has a long tradition in the steel industry.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorTomaž Rožen
Area
 • Total63.4 km  (24.5 sq mi)
Population (2018)
 • Total11,241
 • Density180/km  (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

History

Part of the Duchy of Carinthia from 976, King Henry II of Germany granted the area to the Bishops of Bamberg in 1007. The settlement was first mentioned as Gutenstain in a 1263 deed.

Ravne na Koroškem was granted town status in 1952. The history of the steel industry in the town goes back 380 years.

Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Giles and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It is first mentioned in written documents dating to 1331. It was re-vaulted in the 17th century.

Culture

Ravne is also known for excellent jazz. Concerts of the Jazz Ravne cycle are held throughout the year and the Festival of Slovenian Jazz takes place each October.

Contacts

Podžupan: ALJAŽ VERHOVNIK
Elektronska pošta:aljaz.verhovnik@gmail.com

Podžupan : IGOR ODER
Elektronska pošta:predsednik.ravnenakoroskem@sds.s

Contact

Občina Ravne na Koroškem
email
obcina@ravne.si
address
Gačnikova pot 5 2390 Ravne na Koroškem
phone
02 821 60 00