TOLMIN

Slovenia

Tolmin is a small town in northwestern Slovenia. It is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Tolmin. Tolmin, a town in the Soča Valley 16km southeast of Kobarid, is enjoying a growing reputation as a paragliding hot spot and as a summertime music-festival hub – annual metal, punk rock and reggae festivals are staged in July and August.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorUroš Brežan
Area
 • Total381.5 km  (147.3 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total12,198
 • Density32/km (83/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Geography

Tolmin stands on the southern rim of the Julian Alps and is the largest settlement in the Upper Soča Valley (Slovene: Zgornje Posočje), close to the border with Italy. It is located on a terrace above the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers, positioned beneath steep mountainous valleys. The old town gave its name to the entire Tolmin area (Slovene: Tolminsko) as its economic, cultural and administrative centre.

The area is located in the historic Goriška region, itself part of the larger Slovene Littoral, about 41 km (25 mi) north of Nova Gorica and 87 km (54 mi) west of the Slovene capital Ljubljana. In the north, the road leads further up the Soča River to Bovec, with an eastern branch-off to Škofja Loka and Idrija.

Sights

City square and museum


Tolmin’s main sights are its old town centre, a modern sports park, and thousand-year-old castle ruins at the hill known as Kozlov rob.

The area is home to a multitude of vestiges from World War I. The most significant relic of the time is the Javorca Church, dedicated to the Holy Spirit built above the Polog shepherds outpost in the Tolminka Valley by Austro-Hungarian soldiers to commemorate their deceased comrades.

The museum, library, schools, and the town’s open spaces provide venues for a variety of events, exhibitions, and presentations all year round. The Tolmin region is also a popular destination for artists from Slovenia and abroad.

The parish church in the town is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[6]

Tolmin is known for the “Metalcamp” festival since 2004, which since 2013 is called Metaldays, which every year attracts about 10,000 people from whole Europe and other parts of world. Other festivals held in Tolmin are Punk Rock Holiday and the Overjam reggae festival.

Contacts

ŽUPAN OBČINE/MAYOR
UROŠ BREŽAN
Telefonska številka:05 381 95 00
Elektronska pošta:zupan@tolmin.si

PODŽUPAN
MAŠA KLAVORA
Mobilna številka:031 206 902
Elektronska pošta:masa.klavora@gmail.com

MAYORS OFFICE


mag. Matjaž Kos
05 381 95 18
matjaz.kos@tolmin.si
DIREKTOR OBČINSKE UPRAVE
Davorin Simčič
05 62 023 82
davor.simcic@tolmin.si
PRAVNA SLUŽBA/LEGAL
Miran Mavri
05 381 95 14
miran.mavri@tolmin.si
PRAVNA SLUŽBA
Matej Kavčič
05 381 95 22
matej.kavcic@tolmin.si
DRUŽBENE DEJAVNOSTI
Tanja Volarič Karlo
05 381 95 33
tanja.karlo@tolmin.si
ODNOSI Z JAVNOSTMI IN PROTOKOL/MEDIA
Blanka Sovdat
05 381 95 17
blanka.sovdat@tolmin.si
PREMOŽENJSKE ZADEVE
Tamara Jakulin
05 381 95 03
tamara.jakulin@tolmin.si
TAJNICA ŽUPANA IN OBČINSKEGA SVETA
Katja Gaberšček
05 381 95 16
katja.gaberscek@tolmin.si
TAJNICA ODDELKOV
Mateja Ličer
05 381 95 00
mateja.licer@tolmin.si
ARHIV IN TAJNICA ODDELKOV

Contact

Občina Tolmin
email
info@tolmin.si
address
Ulica padlih borcev 2 5220 Tolmin
phone
05 381 95 00