Welcome in Ajdovscina
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Ta sestavek si lahko ogledate tudi v
- Population: 5000
food (Fructal, Mlinotest),
furniture (Lipa, Duka),
Gradbeno obrtno podjetje),
machine engineering (Kovinsko),
textile (Tekstina, IKA)
and a number of smaller enterprises.
Cultural Centre, Pilon Gallery, Lavric [Lavri*c] Library,
Music School, etc.
Football Club Primorje,
Handball Club Mlinotest,
- Youth Activities:
Youth Society Jutro (Morning),
Ajdovscina Youth Club,
Club of Students from Ajdovscina.
Ajdovscina [Ay-dough-sh-ch-eena] lies on the main road which,
connects middle Europe with the northern Italy.
The largest city in the vicinty of Ajdovscina is
which lies approximately 25km to the west.
Ajdovscina is an administrative centre of Vipava valley since the
beginning of this century replacing in this role the older
Vipavski kriz [kri*z] (Cross of Vipava).
Although Vipava valley on south borders on the rocky
it lies on one of the most soils in
A combination of mild climate and fertile soil gives excellent
conditions to grove different crops and in particular fruits and
The town is encircled by fields on which is harvested in early summer
wheat and later in the autumn corn. On the surrounding hills are
vineyards. The grapes from the vineyards are in the autumn taken to
the vine cellars in the close by
Through the town flows Hubelj [who - bell]. As the road sign
says Hubelj is river, but the amount of water in it seldomly justifies
the name. Indeed, the initial sign said that Hubelj is a creek, but
the sign disappeared after a few days. The workers quite soon put up
another sign with the same words. This one disappeared as
well. Finally, they changed the words on the sign into Reka
Hubelj (River Hubelj in Slovene) and this sign is still
there, marking the place where the main highway crosses Hubelj.
In fact, Hubelj is torrent which after every larger storm, on the
delight of children and on the horror of their parents, swells quite a
lot. Besides, Hubelj is an important source of drinking water for
the people living in Ajdovscina and the whole Vipava valley. It also
provides a water of a very high quality needed in the food industry
From the History
First written sources mentioning settlement in Ajdovscina area come
from the Roman times. At the time in the place were nowadays is
Ajdovscina was a military fortification called
Cold River Fort or, in Latin,
Castrum ad Fluvium Frigidum. The river mentioned in the
name is obviously Hubelj.
The fortification had seven
of which three remain standing even nowadays.
From the time is known a report on the battle at the
Castrum ad Fluvium Frigidum. The Romans (?) won
the battle with the help of another local characteristic -
burja [boor - ya]. Burja is a strong northern wind (cf. bora)
which blows through the Vipava valley quite frequently with a speed
over 100 kph.
Burja was blowing also at the time of the battle and blew away all
the arrows sent towards Romans.
Coat of Arms
Coat of amrs of Ajdovscina is from the recent time, but it symbolizes
its ancient origin.
The green waves in the arms represent cold river Hubelj flowing under
the remains of the old Roman fortification.
Composition is under the construction!