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Maribor
City
Skyline o Maribor
Maribor is located in Slovenia
Maribor
Maribor
Location o the Ceety o Maribor in Slovenie
Coordinates: 46°33′N 15°39′E / 46.550°N 15.650°E / 46.550; 15.650
Kintra Banner o Slovenie Slovenie
Municipality Ceety Municipality o Maribor
Government
 • Mayor Franc Kangler (SLS)
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (November 2012)[1]
 • Total Template:Fall 114,487
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Post code 2000
Area code(s) 02
Website www.maribor.si

Maribor (Aboot this soond pronunciation  German: Marburg an der Drau) is the seicont lairgest ceety in Slovenie wi aboot 114,487 inhabitants in 2013.[1] Maribor is the largest ceety o the tradeetional region o Lawer Stirie an the seat o the Ceety Municipality o Maribor an aw.

In addition tae its Slovene and German names, the ceety is kent as Laitin: Marburgum an Italian: Marburgo an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Medieval Maribor

In 1164 a castle kent as the Marchburch (Middle Hie German for "Mairch Castle") wis documentit in Stirie. It wis first built on Piramida Hill, juist abuin the ceety. Maribor wis first mentioned as a mercat near the castle in 1204, an received toun privileges in 1254. It began tae grow rapidly efter the victory o Rudolf I o Habsburg ower Otakar II o Bohemie in 1278. Maribor athstuid sieges bi Matthias Corvinus in 1480 an 1481 an bi the Ottoman Empire in 1532 an 1683, an the ceety remained unner the control o the Habsburg Monarchy till 1918.

Maribor, previously in the Catholic Diocese o Graz-Seckau, became pairt o the Diocese o Lavant on 1 Juin 1859, an the seat o its Prince-Bishop. The name o the diocese (efter a river in Carinthie) wis later chynged tae the Diocese o Maribor on 5 Mairch 1962. It wis elevatit tae an airchdiocese bi Pape Benedict XVI on 7 Aprile 2006.

Ceety destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety destricts (Slovenie: mestne četrti)

The ceety o Maribor haes 12 destricts as leetit belaw, but the whole Municipality o Maribor an aa includes Kamnica, Pekre, Limbuš, Razvanje, Malečnik-Ruperče an Brestrenica-Gaj.

The river Drava divides the destricts Center, Koroška Vrata, Melje an Ivan Cankar frae the ither destricts o the ceety. They are aw connectit wi 4 traffic bridges, 1 train bridge an 1 pedestrian brig.

No. Destrict
1. Center
2. Koroška vrata
3. Melje
4. Ivan Cankar
5. Magdalena
6. Tabor
7. Studenci
8. Pobrežje
9. Nova Vas
10. Tezno
11. Brezje - Dogoše - Zrkovci
12. Radvanje



Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maribor is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Maribor, Maribor". Place Names. City of Maribor, web site. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. "Twin Towns - Graz Online - English Version". www.graz.at. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

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