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Location • Our town lies in the East of Slovenia • It is located in the Styria region
Basic data • Size: 71. 5 square kilometres • Mayor: Branko Kidrič • Population: 11. 544 people: -5. 694 men -5. 850 women • Average age: 37. 78 years (2002 census)
History • Allegedly, our mineral water well was created where the Greek god Apollo’s servant Pegasus struck its hoof on the ground. • Our history goes back as far as the Roman times • The road from Celeia (Celje) to Petovia (Ptuj) leads through this territory • The mineral water found here was first mentioned in 1572 though its healing properties were known before. • The Croatian ban Peter Zrinjski actually healed his liver. with the spring water around 1665. • The spa, however, wasn’t built until 1803. • Our spa is well-known around the world.
Sightseeing • • The spring of Donat mineral water World famous baths The famous Crystal hall Excellent hotels to stay in
Economy • • World famous glassworks The spa Processing plants Agriculture
Glassworks • Our glassworks were built when they discovered black coal. • The factory was built on top of the mine. • When the coal was gone, electricity was discovered. • The glassworks are well-known all over the world for the beautiful things they make.
Landmarks • • It grew with the help of mineral water. 1572: The first written record of the well. 1665: Peter Zrinjski’s healing. 1803: The spa was built. 1991: The independence of Slovenia. 2002: A new flag was introduced. At first our town was a mere settlement.