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The municipality of Grosuplje lies on the south-eastern rim of the Slovene capital town, where the Ljubljana marshes disappear and a landscape characteristic of the Dolenjska region begins. The area is known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauties, the most interesting among them being the hills of Magdalenska Gora and Tabor nad Cerovim, the cave of Županova Jama and the karstic site of Radensko Polje.
The place of Grosuplje is a relatively young settlement reached in a 15-minute drive by the motorway from Ljubljana in the direction of Zagreb. In geographical terms, almost the entire area of the municipality falls within the Grosuplje basin which is surrounded by a range of hills intercepted by numerous small valleys and typical karstic poljes. The proximity with the capital town as well as fairly good road and rail connections lead to a fast growth of its population and, consequently, to a rapid economic development of the whole municipality.
The first written evidence of the name Grosuplje dates back to 1136, while the archaeological excavations have shown that the area was inhabited as early as 500 years BC.