Topolšica

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Topolšica
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Topolšica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′12.06″N15°1′6.05″E / 46.4033500°N 15.0183472°E / 46.4033500; 15.0183472 Coordinates: 46°24′12.06″N15°1′6.05″E / 46.4033500°N 15.0183472°E / 46.4033500; 15.0183472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Šoštanj
Area
  Total11.47 km2 (4.43 sq mi)
Elevation
379.1 m (1,243.8 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total1,191
[1]

Topolšica (pronounced  [tɔˈpoːu̯ʃitsa] or [tɔˈpoːlʃitsa] ) is a settlement in the Municipality of Šoštanj in northern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region. [2] The Topolšica spa and the Topolšica Hospital are located in the settlement.

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History

At the end of the Second World War after the German Instrument of Surrender, General Löhr signed the act of surrender on 9 May 1945 in the spa building in the settlement. The room is now a small museum that commemorates the event. [3]

Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint James (Slovene : sveti Jakob) and belongs to the Parish of Šoštanj. It dates to the 16th century with major rebuilding around 1830. [4]

Notable people

The Slovenian poet and writer Pavla Rovan (1908–1999) died in Topolšica on 12 June 1999. [5]

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References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Šoštanj municipal site
  3. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 4378
  4. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3433
  5. "Šaleški biografski leksikon | Pavla Rovan". www.saleskibiografskileksikon.si. Retrieved 2020-03-21.