Samobor is a town on
the eastern slopes of Samobor hills, situated at the exit of the picturesque
Gradna creek valley to the Sava river plain. It is one of the oldest and
most attractive resorts, only twenty kilometers from Zagreb, the capital
of The Republic of Croatia and five kilometers from the Republic of Slovenia
border. The border crossing at Bregana is one of the most important western
entrances into Croatia.
The town has population
of nearly 15.000, and in the surrounding area in 77 villages and places
live 20.000 more inhabitants. Until 1993 13 villages of the municipality
of Sveta Nedelja were part of Samobor, so the Samobor municipality had
population of nearly 48.000. With the new territorial organization of The
Republic of Croatia Samobor acquired the town status, and municipality
of Sveta Nedelja became a separate administrative unity.
The Town of Samobor belongs
to The Zagreb County.
The town is run by Town Council, consisting of 26 councilors. 20 councilors
are elected proportionally from the party lists, and 6 councilors are elected
directly in constituencies. Last local elections were held in the spring
of 1997. City Council appoints the executive authorities, consisting of
the Town Mayor, two deputy mayors and Town Authorities of 13 members. The
Town Mayor presides over The Town Authorities.