|Traditional region||Upper Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Slovenia|
|• Land||5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||304 m (997 ft)|
Domžale ( pronunciation (help·info)) (German: Domschale) is a town and the seat of Municipality of Domžale. The town lies near the foothills of the Kamnik Alps and is crossed by the Kamnik Bistrica River. It includes the hamlets of Zgornje Domžale (German: Oberdomschale), Spodnje Domžale (German: Untersomschale), and Studa. Domžale is known today for its small businesses, agriculture, and light industry.
Domžale was first mentioned in written sources between 1200 and 1300. Domžale became a town in 1925 and a city on 19 April 1952. In the following years, Domžale became an industrial center with strong chemical and textile industry. In 1980, the construction of modern apartments began and Domžale became known as a bedroom community of Ljubljana. After Slovenia declared independence, on 27 June 1991 the Yugoslav army attacked barricades in the town, and bombed the radio transmitter and houses.
The Domžale radio transmitter, the most powerful transmitter in Slovenia, is located near Domžale. It operates on medium wave frequency 918 kHz and can be received at night throughout Europe. It uses a 161 m guyed steel tube mast as an aerial.
Notable people that were born or lived in Domžale include:
- Ivan Ahčin (1897–1960), sociologist and journalist
- Franc Bernik (1870–1948), writer and composer
- Danijel Fugger (born 1927), painter
- Tine Hribar (born 1941), philosopher and public intellectual
- Jože Karlovšek (1900–1963), architect and ethnologist
- Venče Koželj (1901–1968), electrical engineer
- Peter Loboda (1894–1952), sculptor
- Milan Merhar (1910–1988), painter
- Matija Rode (1879–1961), journalist and librarian
- Josip Sicherl (1860-1935), composer
- Matija Tomc (1899-1986), composer
- Marijan Vojska (born 1934), graphic artist
- Breda Zorec (born 1941), storyteller
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- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 24. (Slovene)
- Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 83–84.
- Bernik, Franc. Zgodovina fare Domžale, 2 vols. Kamnik, 1923; Groblje, 1939.
- Klobčar, Marjana. Občina Domžale (Etnološka topografija slovenskega etničnega ozemlja - 20. stoletje). Ljubljana: Znanstveni inštitut Filozofske fakultete, 1989.
- Domžale at Geopedia
- Official page of the municipality (Slovene)
- Boštjan Burger's cultural heritage website, Panoramic view of Domžale