Facts About Novo Mesto
- Novo Mesto is a historic town located in southeastern Slovenia. It is the administrative, cultural, and economic centre of the Dolenjska region.
- Novo Mesto was founded in 1365 by Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, and became an important commercial and cultural centre in the region.
- On 7 April 2006, Novo Mesto became the seat for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto, which is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana.
- The town’s Old Town (Stari trg) is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. It features narrow streets, charming squares, and historical buildings, including the Town Hall and the Gothic-style Parish Church of St. Nicholas
- The estimated population of Novo Mesto is 24,183, as of 2020. The population of Novo Mesto is predominantly ethnically Slovene.
- Novo Mesto is famous for its connection to the renowned Slovenian writer France Prešeren, considered the country’s greatest poet. Prešeren lived and worked in Novo Mesto, and a statue of him can be found in the town’s main square.
- The mean age of people in Novo Mesto was 42.2 years, which was lower than the national average (43.8).
- Novo Mesto is twinned with: Langenhagen, Germany; Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain; Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Yixing, China; Leskovac, Serbia; Herceg Novi, Montenegro; Toruń, Poland & Trnava, Slovakia.
- The region around Novo Mesto is known for its vineyards and wine production. The town is part of the Dolenjska wine region, where visitors can indulge in wine tastings and explore the local wine-growing traditions.
- In 2021, 344 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Novo Mesto, which is 21 kg less than on average in Slovenia.
|Founded||7 April 1365 as Růdolfswerde|
|Founded by||Rudolf IV of Austria|
|Total Area||33.3 km2 (12.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||181 m (594 ft) above sea level|