Municipality of Bovec
Location of the Municipality of Bovec in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Valter Mlekuž|
|• Total||367.3 km2 (141.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
The Municipality of Bovec (pronounced [ˈbɔːʋəts] or [ˈboːʋəts] ; Slovene : Občina Bovec) is a municipality in northwestern Slovenia. Its center is the town of Bovec. As of June 2016 [update] , its mayor is Valter Mlekuž.
The northern parts of the municipality up the Trenta Valley to the peaks of Mts. Mangart, Jalovec, and Triglav is located within Triglav National Park, but not Bovec itself. Two of the most important mountain passes in the Julian Alps are located in the Municipality of Bovec: the Predil Pass on the border between Slovenia and Italy in the northwest, and the Vršič Pass in the northeast, which connects the Soča Valley to Kranjska Gora in the neighbouring Slovenian region of Upper Carniola. In the southwest the Učja (Uccea) Pass connects Bovec with the Resia Valley in Italy.
In addition to the municipal seat of Bovec, the municipality also includes the following settlements:
The Municipality of Bovec is governed by a mayor, elected every 4 years by popular vote, and a municipal council of 12 members. In national elections, Bovec has strongly favored conservative candidates, and it is considered one of the most loyal strongholds of the Slovenian Democratic Party in the whole country. In the local elections, however, the vote is usually more dispersed, although mayors of the Slovenian Democratic Party have governed the municipality since 1998.
Several natural sights are included in the Municipality of Bovec, such as the source of the Soča River, the 106-meter (348 ft) Boka Falls, the Kanin ski resort, and the Trenta Valley, connected to Bovec by a hiking trail. The municipality has a well-developed tourist industry, centered in the town of Bovec itself, with numerous hotels, and an airfield (LJBO).
The Soča or Isonzo is a 138-kilometre (86 mi) long river that flows through western Slovenia and northeastern Italy.
The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretch from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and of the former Yugoslavia. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park. The second highest peak of the range, the 2,755 m high Jôf di Montasio, lies in Italy.
Slovenia offers tourists a wide variety of landscapes: Alpine in the northwest, Mediterranean in the southwest, Pannonian in the northeast, and Dinaric in the southeast. They roughly correspond to the traditional regions of Slovenia, based on the former four Habsburg crown lands. Each offers its own natural, geographic, architectural, and cultural features. Slovenia has mountains, meadows, lakes, caves, and the sea, making it an attractive destination in Europe.
In Slovene folklore, Goldhorn or Goldenhorn is a legendary white chamois buck, or alternatively, an Alpine ibex, that had his realm in the heights of Mount Triglav. The legend is well known throughout Slovenia, as well as in Austrian Carinthia, and Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Tolmin is a small town in northwestern Slovenia. It is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Tolmin.
Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to the border with Italy. It is the central settlement of the Municipality of Bovec.
Resia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy, bordering on the municipalities of Chiusaforte, Lusevera, Resiutta, and Venzone, and also on two of the Slovenian municipalities. Its residents speak an archaic dialect known as Resian, which is - according to most linguists - a transitional dialect between the Carinthian and Littoral dialects of Slovene language. Although they maintain their own traditional system of family names, which are of Slavic origin, the people of Resia have either Italian or Italianized surnames, similarly to some areas in Venetian Slovenia.
The Predil Pass or Predel Pass is a high mountain pass on the border between Italy and Slovenia.
Julius Kugy was a mountaineer, writer, botanist, humanist, lawyer and officer of Slovenian descent. He wrote mostly in German. He is renowned for his travelogues from opening up the Julian Alps, in which he reflected on the relationship between man, nature, and culture. During all his life, he opposed competing nationalist ideologies in the Alpe-Adria region, insisting on the need of peaceful co-existence among Slovene, Italian and German peoples.
Čezsoča is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It includes the hamlets of Gorenja Vas, Dolenja Vas, Jablanica, Kršovec, and Na Glavi.
Log pod Mangartom, is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It comprises Gornji Log and Spodnji Log as well as the hamlets Loška Koritnica, Možnica and Pustina.
Soča is a dispersed settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in northwestern Slovenia.
Trenta is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the traditional Gorizia region in western Slovenia.
The Trenta Valley is a valley in the Julian Alps in the northern part of the traditional Gorizia region of Slovenia.
The Bovec is a breed of domestic sheep from the upper valley of the Soča or Isonzo river, now in Slovenia. The breed is named in both Slovenian and in Italian for the town of Bovec or Plezzo; in the Trenta valley it may also be called Trentarka. It is raised in the Soča valley in Slovenia, in the areas of Resia and Tarvisio in Friuli in Italy, and in Styria and Carinthia in Austria. The breed is raised for milk and for meat.
The Soča dialect is a Slovene dialect in the Littoral dialect group. It includes the subdialects of Borjana, Kobarid, and Bovec in the Upper Soča Valley.
The Municipality of Tolmin is a municipality in northwestern Slovenia. Its seat and largest settlement is Tolmin.
The Municipality of Kranjska Gora is a municipality on the Sava Dolinka River in the Upper Carniola region of northwest Slovenia, close to the Austrian and Italian borders. The seat of the municipality is the town of Kranjska Gora.
The Municipality of Kobarid is a municipality in the Upper Soča Valley in western Slovenia, near the Italian border. The seat of the municipality is the town of Kobarid.
The Koritnica, with a length slightly over 16 kilometers (9.9 mi), is a right tributary of the Soča River. It flows west through the Log Koritnica Valley south of Mount Mangart and then turns south near Log pod Mangartom, flowing past the Kluže Fortress and through the 70-meter (230 ft) deep and 200-meter (660 ft) long Kluže Canyon, also known as the Koritnica Canyon. It empties into the Soča southeast of Bovec.
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