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Cerkno
Cerkno
Cerkno
(pronounced [ˈtseːɾknɔ]; Italian: Circhina, German: Kirchheim) is a small town in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2] It has around 2,000 inhabitants and is the administrative centre of the Cerkno
Cerkno
Hills. It is the seat of the Municipality of Cerkno. Cerkno
Cerkno
is a small but important local cultural center in the traditional Littoral region near Idrija. It is known for the Laufarija carnival, a spring festival with carved wooden masks;[3] for Franja Partisan Hospital (Partizanska bolnica Franja); for a Partisan hospital from World War II; and as a ski resort.[4]Contents1 Name 2 History2.1 Mass grave3 Churches 4 Notable people 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksName[edit] Cerkno
Cerkno
was attested in written records in 1257 as Curchinitz (and as Chyrchayn in 1299, Circhinç in 1337, and Circhiniz in 1486)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Archbishop Of Gorizia (Görz)
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese
Archdiocese
of Gorizia
Gorizia
(Latin: Archidioecesis Goritiensis) is an Archdiocese
Archdiocese
of the Latin Rite
Latin Rite
of the Catholic church in Italy. The archiepiscopal see of Gorizia
Gorizia
(Friulian: Gurizza/Gurizze; German: Görz; Slovene: Gorica) was founded in 1751 when the Patriarchate of Aquileia was divided. It was suppressed in 1788 and re-established in 1797 as the Diocese of Görz-Gradisca. It was raised again to an archdiocese in 1830
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Roman Catholic Diocese Of Koper
The Roman Catholic Diocese
Diocese
of Koper
Koper
(Latin: Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus; Slovene: Škofija Koper) is a diocese in southwestern Slovenia. It is part of the Ecclesiastical province of Ljubljana. Its cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary
Assumption of Mary
and is located in the Adriatic port town of Koper. A co-cathedral, dedicated to Christ the Saviour, is located in Nova Gorica; it gained its status in 2004
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Saint Anne
Saint Anne, of David's house and line, was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus
Jesus
according to apocryphal Christian
Christian
and Islamic tradition. Mary's mother is not named in the canonical gospels, nor in the Quran
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Parish Church
A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity
Christianity
is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish. In many parts of the world, especially in rural areas, the parish church may play a significant role in community activities, often allowing its premises to be used for non-religious community events. The church building reflects this status, and there is considerable variety in the size and style of parish churches. Many villages in Europe
Europe
have churches that date back to the Middle Ages, but all periods of architecture are represented.Contents1 Role 2 By denomination 3 Protestant resurgence 4 See also 5 References 6 Further readingRole[edit] In England, it is the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. Nearly every part of England
England
is in a parish, and most parishes have an Anglican parish church, which is consecrated
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Slovene Language
Slovene (/ˈsloʊviːn/ ( listen) or /sloʊˈviːn, slə-/[7]) or Slovenian (/sloʊˈviːniən, slə-/ ( listen);[8][9] slovenski jezik or slovenščina) belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia
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Resistance During World War II
Resistance movements during World War II
World War II
occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda, to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns
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Yugoslav Partisans
ChetniksAxis powers:  Nazi
Nazi
Germany  Italy  Hungary  Bulgaria (1941–44)  Independent State of Croatia Albania (1943–44) Axis puppet governments or protectorates: Government of National Salvation Italian governorate of Montenegro Albania (1941–43) Other Axis factions: Russian Protective Corps Slovene Home Guard Balli Kombëtar Sandžak
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Italian Armistice
The Armistice
Armistice
of Cassibile[1] was an armistice signed on 3 September 1943 by Walter Bedell Smith
Walter Bedell Smith
and Giuseppe Castellano, and made public on 8 September, between the Kingdom of Italy
Kingdom of Italy
and the Allies of World War II. It was signed at a conference of generals from both sides in an Allied military camp at Cassibile in Sicily, which had recently been occupied by the Allies. The armistice was approved by both King Victor Emmanuel III and Italian Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. The armistice stipulated the surrender of Italy
Italy
to the Allies. After its publication, Germany
Germany
retaliated against Italy, attacking Italian forces in Italy, South of France and the Balkans
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Julian March
The Julian March
Julian March
(Serbo-Croatian, Slovene: Julijska krajina) or Julian Venetia (Italian: Venezia Giulia; Venetian: Venesia Julia; Friulian: Vignesie Julie; German: Julisch Venetien), is an area of southeastern Europe, today split among Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia.[1][2] Julian March was coined in 1863 by the Italian glottologist Graziadio Isaia Ascoli in order to present the Austrian Littoral, together with Veneto, Friuli
Friuli
and Trentino
Trentino
(then all parts of the Austrian Empire) as a region with a common Italian linguistic identity
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Italian Army
The Italian Army
Army
(Italian: Esercito Italiano) is the land defence force of the Italian Armed Forces
Italian Armed Forces
of the Italian Republic. The army's history dates back to the unification of Italy
Italy
in the 1850s and 1860s. The army fought in colonial engagements in China, Libya, Northern Italy
Italy
against the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Austro-Hungarian Empire
during World War I, Abyssinia before World War II
World War II
and in World War II
World War II
in Albania, Greece, North Africa, Russia and Italy
Italy
itself. During the Cold War, the army prepared itself to defend against a Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
invasion from the east. Since the end of the Cold War, the army has seen extensive peacekeeping service and combat in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Iraq
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World War I
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Habsburg
The House of Habsburg
Habsburg
(/ˈhæpsbɜːrɡ/; German pronunciation: [ˈhaːpsbʊʁk], traditionally spelled Hapsburg in English), also called House of Austria[1] was one of the most influential and outstanding royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs between 1438 and 1740. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
( Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Germany, Kingdom of Hungary, Kingdom of Croatia, Kingdom of Illyria, Second Mexican Empire, Kingdom of Ireland
Kingdom of Ireland
( Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Portugal, and Kingdom of Spain, as well as rulers of several Dutch and Italian principalities.[dubious – discuss] From the 16th century, following the reign of Charles V, the dynasty was split between its Austrian and Spanish branches
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Tolmin
Tolmin (pronounced [tɔlˈmiːn] ( listen); Italian: Tolmino,[2] German Tolmein) is a small town in northwestern Slovenia. It is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Tolmin.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Main sights 4 Notable natives and residents 5 International relations5.1 Twin towns — Sister cities6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] Tolmin is situated on the southern rim of the Julian Alps, the largest settlement in the Upper Soča Valley (Slovene: Zgornje Posočje), close to the border with Italy. It is located on a terrace above the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers, positioned beneath steep mountainous valleys
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