Turjak (pronounced [tuˈɾjaːk]; German: Auersperg[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Velike Lašče in central Slovenia. The entire municipality is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Turjak
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Turjak is located in Slovenia
Turjak
Turjak
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°52′40.96″N 14°36′35.21″E / 45.8780444°N 14.6097806°E / 45.8780444; 14.6097806Coordinates: 45°52′40.96″N 14°36′35.21″E / 45.8780444°N 14.6097806°E / 45.8780444; 14.6097806
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityVelike Lašče
Area
 • Total2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Elevation
519.5 m (1,704.4 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total205
[1]

It is best known as the location of Turjak Castle, a large 13th-century castle, greatly rebuilt in the early 16th century, one of the best-known and best-preserved castles in all of Carniola.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia". Stat.si. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 46.
  3. ^ "Velike Lašče municipal site". Velike-lasce.si. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 790

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