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Ptuj
Ptuj
Mestna občina Ptuj
Area: 66.7 km²
Population
 - males
 - females
23,242
11,203
12,039
Average age: 36.65 years
Residential areas:
 - households:
 - families:
29.94 m²/person
8,303
6,780
Working active:
 - unemployed:
11,590
2,168
Average monthly salary (August 2003):
 - gross:
 - net:
 
224,448 SIT
144,142 SIT
College/university students: 898
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.


Ptuj (German Pettau, Latin Poetovio) is a town and one of 11 urban municipalities in Slovenia. It is situated in Styria (northeastern Slovenia), and has about 20,000 inhabitants. Image File history File links Ptuj. ... Image File history File links Ptuj. ... Image File history File links location of Ptuj in Slovenia from sl: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The tolar has been the currency of Slovenia since October 1991. ... Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Statistični urad Republike Slovenije, SURS) is independent Slovenian government institution, in charge for official statistical surveying. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Styria (Štajerska in Slovenian) is an informal province (pokrajina) in northeast Slovenia, known for its white wine. ...


It is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. It dates back to the Stone Age, but the city was the most prosperous in the Roman period. The city of Poetovio was the base-camp of Legio XIII Gemina in Pannonia. The name originated in the times of Emperor Trajan, who granted the settlement city status and named it Colonia Ulpia Traiana Poetovio. In 69 AD, Emperor Vespasian was elected in Ptuj, and the first written mention of the city of Ptuj is from the same year. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Ptuj regained its city rights in the 10th century. Stone Age fishing hook. ... Sestertius minted in 248 by Philip the Arab to celebrate Dacia province and its legions, V Macedonica and XIII Gemina. ... Position of the Roman province of Pannonia Pannonia is an ancient country bounded north and east by the Danube, conterminous westward with Noricum and upper Italy, and southward with Dalmatia and upper Moesia. ... Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus (September 18, 53 – August 9, 117), Roman Emperor (98-117), commonly called Trajan, was the second of the Five Good Emperors of the Roman Empire. ... Vespasian sestertius, struck in 71 to celebrate the victory in the Jewish Rebellion. ...


Ptuj is a very colorful and well organized city. There are a lot of parks and public spaces in the city itself as well as outside it.

 
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Urban municipalities: Celje | Koper | Kranj | Ljubljana | Maribor | Murska Sobota Motto: None Anthem: Zdravljica Capital Ljubljana Largest city Ljubljana Official language(s) Slovenian, Italian1, Hungarian1 Government Parliamentary republic  - President Janez DrnovÅ¡ek  - Prime Minister Janez JanÅ¡a Independence From Yugoslavia   - Declared June 25, 1991   - Recognized 1992  Accession to EU May 1, 2004 Area    - Total 20,273 km² (151st)   7,827... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Celje (German Cilli, Hungarian Cille) (46. ... Area: 311. ... Kranj (German: Krainburg) is the fourth largest city of Slovenia, approximately 20 km north west from Ljubljana with a population of 51,225 (2002). ... (IPA: ) is the capital and largest city in Slovenia. ... Area: 147. ... Murska Sobota (Hungarian Muraszombat) is a town in northeastern Slovenia, located near the river Mura (hence the name) in the region of Prekmurje. ...

Nova Gorica | Novo Mesto | Ptuj | Slovenj Gradec | Velenje Area: 309. ... Novo mesto with Krka river Novo mesto is a municipality and town in the Republic of Slovenia. ... Area: 173. ... Area: 83. ...


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Uniqueness in the heart of Europe - Ptuj, The Oldest City of Slovenia (1140 words)
The greatest showpiece of Ptuj is its Castle, a great stronghold, a mighty seat of power and wealth, reconstructed during 18th and 19th centuries into the magnificent castle that we know today.
Ptuj with surrounding villages also boasts a unique spring carnival kurentovanje (interior link), when streets are filled with the ancient Kurent figures, traditionally harbingers of spring, chasing away winter demons.
Ptuj is also reknown for its concerts and festivals, fairs and markets, which attract merchants and visitors from afar.
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