Count Blagay's Land, The Lively Green Outskirts of Ljubljana
DID YOU KNOW:
- it spreads over 117,5 km2;
- its population is 7,500;
- its lowest point lies at 310 m, and its highest at 1021 m above sea level.
- 94,5 % of its surface is covered by the natural environment;
- 57 % of its surface is protected (Regional Park, Natura 2000, Valuable Natural Features);
- 27,8 % of its surface is included in Natura 2000;
- it has 50 valuable natural features and
- 2 protected areas: Polhograjski Dolomiti Landscape Park and a monument of shaped nature the Polhov Gradec Mansion complex;
- more than 40 endangered animal species reside here and
- 9 endangered plant species, including Daphne blagayana, named after Count Blagay from Polhov Gradec, which is together with Edelweiss the first protected plant species in Slovenia.
CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE:
- it has 170 cultural heritage monuments and sites;
- 10 cultural monuments of local importance;
- 2 cultural monuments of national importance: the Gothic church in Dvor and the Polhov Gradec mansion and
- 2 areas of preserved cultural heritage;
- 25 % of the destination is marked as the area of national importance in preserving cultural heritage (area between Polhov Gradec and Črni Vrh);
- we have our own ethnic costume.
TOURISM AND SOCIAL LIFE:
- we have more than 57 active associations in all areas of social life;
- more than 100 km marked hiking trails;
- Polhov Gradec adventure park for children and
- an arranged thematic path of cultural and natural heritage;
- 80 % of tourists visit our destination in a span of 6 months.