View of the town of Cerkno
Map showing, in red, Cerkno
|• Mayor||Miran Ciglič|
|• Total||131.5 km2 (50.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||355 m (1,165 ft)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Cerkno (Italian: Circhina, German: Kirchheim) is a small Slovenian town that is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Cerkno (Slovene: Občina Cerkno). It is an economic and cultural centre of the Cerkno Hills (Slovene: Cerkljansko) region.
Geography[change | change source]
History[change | change source]
Historically, the Cerkno Hills region was part of the Tolmin County. In the 16th century, the area came under the rule of the House of Habsburg. After the end of World War I, the area was occupied by the Italian Army, and then officially annexed to Italy in 1920.
Settlements[change | change source]
Tourism[change | change source]
Cerkno is well known for the Laufarija carnival, a festival during spring with carved wooden masks, and also by the Franja Partisan Hospital (Slovene: Partizanska bolnica Franja), a hospital from World War II, that is to northeast of the town of Cerkno and to the west of Dolenji Novaki.
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References[change | change source]
- "Communes of Slovenia". Statoids. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- "Nadmorska višina naselij, kjer so sedeži občin" [Height above sea level of seats of municipalities] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- "Population by sex, municipalities and settlements, Slovenia, 1 January 2017" (xls). Statistical Office of Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- Milenković, Aleksandar (2007). "Vzpostavitev lokalne samouprave v Republiki Sloveniji v številkah" [The Establishment of the Local Self-Government in the Republic of Slovenia in Numbers] (pdf) (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-961-239-131-7. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Municipality of Cerkno - map" (in Slovenian). Geopedia.si. 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
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