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.