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Basic information about Zirovnica
The Municipality of Žirovnica (Slovene: Občina Žirovnica) is a municipality in Slovenia. It is located in the historic Upper Carniola region, on the southern slope of the Karavanke mountain range, close to the border with Austria. The municipality borders with Jesenice to the west, Bled and Radovljica to the south, and Tržič to the east. There are ten settlements in the municipality: Breg, Breznica, Doslovče, Moste, Rodine, Selo, Smokuč, Vrba, Zabreznica and Žirovnica. The municipal administration is based in Breznica. A number of figures important to Slovenes come from the Municipality of Žirovnica: the poet France Prešeren, the linguist Matija Čop, Archbishop Anton Vovk, the pioneering bee-keeper Anton Janša, and the writers Janez Jalen and Fran Saleški Finžgar. Bronze busts of all five have been put up in front of the school in Zabreznica. There is a well-marked trail through the villages called The Cultural Heritage Route. This can be followed to visit certain monuments associated with the above figures (e.g., the houses where Prešeren, Čop, Finžgar, and Jalen were born, all of which are small museums, Janša's beehive) and a number of other historical and cultural monuments in the area. In the Završnica Valley, behind the Reber range that overlooks the villages, the first public hydroelectric plant in Slovenia was built in 1914. In 1952, after building a 60 m dam (the highest dam in Slovenia to date) in the Kavčke Gorge, a second hydroelectric plant opened in nearby Moste. This was the first hydroelectric plant to operate on the Sava River.
Cities, towns & villages in Zirovnica
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BregBreg (pronounced [ˈbɾeːk]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Breg was first mentioned in 1348. The older part of the settlement lies close to the banks of the Sava River and in the vicinity of the Gothic church of St. Radegund. The newer part of the village lies further north towards the main road. There are open fields towards the east of the village, and it borders on a forest along the banks of the Sava towards the west. Show Bregon the map
BreznicaBreznica (pronounced [ˈbɾeːznitsa]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is where the municipal administration is based and is also the location of the parish church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The building of the current parish church began in 1819 and its architect was a certain Blasio Zamolo from Gemona, whose signature can be found above the main entrance. The church was extensively renovated in 1993. In front of the church stands a monument to those who fell in World War I designed by the architect Jože Plečnik. Show Breznicaon the map
ZabreznicaZabreznica (pronounced [zaˈbɾeːznitsa]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is the location of Žirovnica Primary School, which serves the primary education needs of all the villages in the municipality.Above the village, on the Reber Ridge, the church of St. Lawrence was rebuilt in the 1990s on the foundations of a Romanesque church that was demolished in 1821. It is decorated with work by the contemporary Slovene artists France Bernik and Andrej Jemec. Zabreznica has a population of 469 (2002 census). Show Zabreznicaon the map
VrbaVɾba (pronounced [ˈʋəɾba]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniolan region of Slovenia. It was first mentioned in written sources from 1247 and is a typical example of a compact Alpine village. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 196. The Slovene national poet France Prešeren, who was born in the village, dedicated it the sonnet \"O Vrba\", the first of his Sonnets of Misfortune. Show Vrbaon the map
Selo pri ŽirovniciSelo pri Žirovnici (pronounced [ˈsɛːlɔ pɾi is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It lies on the slopes of the Reber range between Žirovnica and Zabreznica and is more or less a continuous settlement with Zabreznica. There are open fields south of the village. Show Selo pri Žirovnicion the map
ŽirovnicaŽirovnica (pronounced German: Scheraunitz) is a settlement in northwestern Slovenia, in the Municipality of Žirovnica. It is located in the historic Upper Carniola region, on the southern slope of the Karavanks mountain range, close to the border with Austria. Show Žirovnicaon the map
DoslovčeDoslovče (pronounced is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is best known as the birthplace of the Slovene writer Fran Saleški Finžgar. His house has been a small museum since 1971. Show Doslovčeon the map
SmokučSmokuč (pronounced [ˈsmɔːkutʃ]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It has a population of 482 (2002 census). Show Smokučon the map
MosteMoste (pronounced [ˈmoːstɛ]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Show Mosteon the map
PotokiPotoki (pronounced [pɔˈtoːki]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Jesenice in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Show Potokion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Zirovnica
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Občina ŽirovnicaThe Municipality of Žirovnica (Slovene: Občina Žirovnica) is a municipality in Slovenia. It is located in the historic Upper Carniola region, on the southern slope of the Karavanke mountain range, close to the border with Austria. The municipality borders with Jesenice to the west, Bled and Radovljica to the south, and Tržič to the east. There are ten settlements in the municipality: Breg, Breznica, Doslovče, Moste, Rodine, Selo, Smokuč, Vrba, Zabreznica and Žirovnica. The municipal administration is based in Breznica.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Zirovnica
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HochstuhlStol, also Veliki Stol (German: Hochstuhl), at an elevation of 2,236 m (7,336 ft), is the highest mountain of the Karawanks range, located on the border between Slovenia and Austria.Show on map