Matajur

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Matajur
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Matajur seen from Vrsno, Slovenia
Highest point
Elevation 1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Prominence 1,385 m (4,544 ft)
Geography
Location  Slovenia,  Italy
Parent range Julian Alps

Matajur is a 1642 meter tall mountain in the Julian Alps on the border between Slovenia and Italy. It is located on the border between the Soča valley and the Italian mountainous region known as Venetian Slovenia, with views over the Adriatic Sea. Its prominence is 1385 m.

On 26 October 1917 the Nazi officer Erwin Rommel captured the mountain with 100 men, against an Italian force of over 7000.

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