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Archaeological finds indicate that the Domžale area has been settled since prehistoric times.

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Most of its surrounding villages were founded in the 14th century, when a large number of water-powered flour and sawmills and several iron smelting works began to operate in the area. In the 19th century, the area's ancient industries gave way to a handicraft for which Domžale became renowned - the making of plaited straw hats.

The town of Domžale was established in 1925, when two small towns were merged into one. Since 1952, when it was designated a city, it has undergone rapid development and grown into one of the country's best developed and most densely populated areas.

Domžale's surrounding area is scattered with picturesque hamlets preserving distinctive cultural features and offering ample opportunities for hiking.