Kranj


Kranj

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Audio|Kranj.ogg|Kranj ( _ge. Krainburg) is the third largest municipality and fourth largest city in Slovenia, with a population of 53,000 (2007). It is located approximately 20km north-west of Ljubljana. The centre of the Upper Carniola region (northwestern Slovenia) is a mainly industrial city with significant electronics and rubber industries. The historical region of Carniola ( _sl. Kranjska) is named after the town, which was its provincial capital in the early Middle ages.

The city is now also known for its sporting facilities, including soccer tennis and basketball, as well as the biggest aquatic centre in the country, which hosted the 2003 Men's European Water Polo Championship(along with Ljubljana, hosting the women's competition). The annual "Teden Mladih" (Youth Week) festival is very popular.

The nucleus of the city ia a well-preserved medieval old town, occupying the confluence of the Kokra and the Sava rivers.

Geography

The city lies on the busy Ljubljana - Jesenice - Villach (Austria) - Munich (Germany) railway and highway. Slovenia's national airport, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (in Brnik) is also very close to Kranj, considerably moreso than its nominal client, Ljubljana.

Towns and villages

Babni Vrt, Bobovek, Breg ob Savi, Britof, Čadovlje, Čepulje, Golnik, Goriče, Hrastje, Ilovka, Jama, Jamnik, Javornik, Kokrica, Kranj, Lavtarski Vrh, Letenice, Mavčiče, Meja, Mlaka pri Kranju, Nemilje, Njivica, Orehovlje, Pangršica, Planica, Podblica, Podreča, Povlje, Praše, Predoslje, Pševo, Rakovica, Spodnja Besnica, Spodnje Bitnje, Srakovlje, Srednja vas - Goriče, Srednje Bitnje, Suha pri Predosljah, Sveti Jošt nad Kranjem, Šutna, Tatinec, Tenetiše, Trstenik, Zabukovje, Zalog, Zgornja Besnica, Zgornje Bitnje, Žabnica, Žablje

Landmarks

*Plečnik steps
*Kokra river canyon
*Waterfall "Šum" in Besnica [ [http://www.burger.si/Slapovi/Trzic/Nemiljscica/Nemiljscica.htm Waterfall "Šum" in Besnica] ]
*Mount Šmarjetna [ [http://www.burger.si/Kranj/SLOSmarjetnaGora.htm Mount Šmarjetna] ]
*Village Podreča with community Ljubljana
*Mount St. Jošt
*Village Hrastje

t. Cantianus Church

Sts. Cantius, Cantianius, Cantianella and Prot Church ("Cerkev Sv. Kancija, Kancijana, Kancijanile in Prota") is the largest church in Kranj and also the seat of the Kranj parish and deaconates. It was built in the 14th century, and measures 442m³. Construction was commissioned by the then-counts of Kranj. [ [http://kranj.blogdrive.com St. Kancijan's Church] ]

Khislstein Castle

The castle was built in the mid-16th century by baron Janž Khisl. Later owners have included the Moscon, Ravbar, Apfaltrer, Ausperg and Pagliaruzzi families. The building was renovated in 1952 by the architect Jože Plečnik, near the end of his life. The castle garden is currently used as a setting for concerts.

ister cities

*flagicon|England Oldham, England
*flagicon|France La Ciotat, France
*flagicon|Italy Rivoli, Italy
*flagicon|Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
*flagicon|Macedonia Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
*flagicon|Montenegro Herceg Novi, Montenegro
*flagicon|Croatia Osijek, Croatia
*flagicon|Serbia Zemun, Serbia
*flagicon|Bosnia and Herzegovina Kotor Varoš, Bosnia and Herzegovina
*flagicon|Serbia Senta, Serbia
*flagicon|Austria Bad Eisenkappel, Austria
*flagicon|Croatia Pula, Croatia
*flagicon|Germany Amberg, Germany
*flagicon|Serbia Novi Sad, Serbia
*flagicon|Bosnia and Herzegovina Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
*flagicon|Germany Singen, Germany
*flagicon|Austria Villach, Austria

Notable people

*Leopold Layer (1752-1828), painter
*Friderik Irenej Baraga (1797-1868), missionary
*Dr. France Prešeren (1800-1849), poet
*Dr. Janez Bleiweis (1808-1881), politician
*Janez Puhar (1814-1864), inventor of photography on glass
*Simon Jenko (1835-1869), poet
*Janez Mencinger (1838-1912), writer
*Ernst Mally (1879-1944), philosopher
*Hinko Smrekar (1883-1942), painter
*Ivan Pregelj (1883-1960), writer
*Lojze Dolinar (1893-1970), kipar
*Dr. Franc Novak (1908), gynaecologist
*Peter Lipar (1912-1980), composer
*Marij Pregelj (1913-1967), painter
*Marjan Šorli (1915-1975), architect
*Davorin Dolar (1921), chemist
*Boštjan Hladnik (1929-2006), film director
*Marko Pogačnik (1944), sculptor
*Andrej Šifrer (1952), musician
*Andrej Štremfelj (1957), alpinist
*Borut Petrič and Darjan Petrič (1964), freestyle swimmers
*Primož Grašič (1968), guitarist

References


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