Tržič

Tržič (pronounced [təɾˈʒitʃ] (listen); German: Neumarktl) is a town and municipality in northern Slovenia, close to the Austrian border. As of 2007 the town had a population of 15,851.

Tržič

Občina Tržič
Town and Municipality
Skyline of Tržič
Location of the Municipality of Tržič in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Tržič in Slovenia
Tržič is located in Slovenia
Tržič
Tržič
Location of the Town of Tržič in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°22′N 14°19′E / 46.367°N 14.317°ECoordinates: 46°22′N 14°19′E / 46.367°N 14.317°E
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorBorut Sajovic
Area
 • Total155.4 km2 (60.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total15,851
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Geography

The town is located within the historic Upper Carniola region on the Tržič Bistrica River, a left tributary of the Sava. In the north, a road leads up to the Loibl Pass in the Karawanks mountain range, the border with the Austrian state of Carinthia.

History

A first settlement named Forum in Lubelino was founded on the Roman road that ran from the ancient city of Emona (in present-day Ljubljana) via Loibl Pass to Virunum and the Zollfeld plain in the Noricum province (present-day Carinthia). After a massive landslide caused by an earthquake, the original settlement was destroyed and many people moved down the valley to establish a new village named Neumarktl in German where Tržič is now located (these events are the basis of the legend about the origin of Tržič).

The settlement in the Duchy of Carniola was granted market rights to hold weekly fairs by the Habsburg emperor Frederick III in 1492, which further promoted the development of the town. The great fire of 1811, which destroyed the buildings on the left bank of the Tržič Bistrica River, changed the town. Much of the architecture was reconstructed in a Classicist style. After the buildings were rebuilt they needed to have firewalls, iron doors, and window covers, a very rare feature in Europe. The town center of Tržič has been protected as a cultural heritage site since 1985. Over centuries, the city had been a German Language island.

Economy

The leather, wood, and textile industries were important to the economy of Tržič in the past but industrial activity declined after the breakup of Yugoslavia. The development of small business after this period is now an important branch of the economy.

Because of its alpine setting, alpine skiing is popular in the surrounding area.

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Tržič include:

References

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ Kidrič, France. 1925. "Dev, Feliks (1732–1786)." Slovenski bijografski leksikon, vol. 1. Ljubljana, Zadružna gospodarska banka.

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Brdo, Tržič

Brdo (pronounced [ˈbəɾdɔ]) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Dolina, Tržič

Dolina (pronounced [dɔˈliːna]) is a settlement on the Tržič Bistrica River in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Gozd, Tržič

Gozd (pronounced [ˈɡɔst]) is a settlement on the Tržič Bistrica River in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

The local church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

Grahovše

Grahovše (pronounced [ˈɡɾaːxɔu̯ʃɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Hudo, Tržič

Hudo (pronounced [ˈxuːdɔ]) is a village in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Jelendol, Tržič

Jelendol (pronounced [ˈjɛːlɛndɔl]) is a settlement on the banks of the Tržič Bistrica River in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Until 1955 it was called Puterhof.

Križe, Tržič

Križe (pronounced [ˈkɾiːʒɛ]; German: Heiligenkreuz) is a village in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

The parish church in the village is dedicated to the Feast of the Holy Cross.

Leše, Tržič

Leše (pronounced [ˈleːʃɛ]) is a village in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Loka, Tržič

Loka (pronounced [ˈloːka]) is a village in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Novake, Tržič

Novake (pronounced [nɔˈʋaːkɛ]) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Paloviče

Paloviče (pronounced [ˈpaːlɔʋitʃɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Popovo, Tržič

Popovo (pronounced [pɔˈpɔːʋɔ] or [pɔˈpoːʋɔ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Potarje, Tržič

Potarje (pronounced [ˈpoːtarjɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Pristava, Tržič

Pristava (pronounced [pɾiˈstaːʋa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Ročevnica

Ročevnica (pronounced [ɾɔˈtʃeːu̯nitsa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Slap, Tržič

Slap (pronounced [ˈslaːp]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Tržič Bistrica

The Tržič Bistrica (Slovene: Tržiška Bistrica) is a river in Upper Carniola, Slovenia. The river is 27 kilometres (17 mi) in length. It starts in the Karawanks, runs through the Dovžan Gorge and the town of Tržič, and joins the Sava near Podbrezje.

Vadiče

Vadiče (pronounced [ˈʋaːditʃɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Visoče, Tržič

Visoče (pronounced [ʋiˈsɔːtʃɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

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