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Idrija
[1]UNESCO World Heritage SiteOfficial name Heritage of Mercury. Almadén
Almadén
and IdrijaType CulturalCriteria ii, ivDesignated 2012 (36th session)Reference no. 1313State Party SpainRegion Europe and North America Idrija
Idrija
(pronounced [ˈiːdɾija] ( listen); Italian and German: Idria[2]) is a town in western Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Idrija. It is located in the traditional region of the Slovenian Littoral
Slovenian Littoral
and is in the Gorizia Statistical Region. It is notable for its mercury mine with stores and infrastructure, as well as miners' living quarters, and a miners' theatre
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Tanja Žakelj
Tanja Žakelj (born 15 September 1988) is a Slovenian racing cyclist, holder of multiple world- and European champion titles. She was born in Kranj.[1] She competed in mountain biking at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She is the current (2013) European Champion and overall World Cup Winner.Žakelj at the 2012 Olympic cross-country raceMost notable achievements:Olympic games:10th place, London 2012 13th place, Rio de Janeiro, 2016[2]World Championship:1st place, junior, Rotoura 2006 1st place, under 23, Val di Sole 2008 3rd place, junior, Livigno 2005 4th place, Hafjell 2014 4th place, under 23, Mont St. Anne 2010 5th place, Pietermaritzburg 2013European Championship:1st place, Bern 2013 1st place, St. Wendel 2014 1st place, junior, Chies D'Alpago 2006 2nd place, under 23, St
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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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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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Boojum Tree
Fouquieria
Fouquieria
columnaris, the Boojum tree or cirio (American Spanish: [ˈsiɾjo]) is a tree in the ocotillo family, whose other members include the ocotillos. It is nearly endemic to the Baja California Peninsula (both the northern and southern states), with only a small population in the Sierra Bacha of Sonora, Mexico. The plant's English name, Boojum, was given by Godfrey Sykes of the Desert Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
and is taken from Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark".[2][3][4]Contents1 Distribution 2 Description 3 References 4 External linksDistribution[edit] The peculiar distribution pattern of the mainland boojums has led Mexican botanists to conclude that they were probably transplanted to the mainland by the indigenous Seri people, who lived in this area and still live on communal property south of this location
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Holy Trinity
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity
Trinity
(Latin: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from trinus, "threefold")[2] holds that God
God
is three consubstantial persons[3] or hypostases[4]—the Father, the Son ( Jesus
Jesus
Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God
God
in three Divine Persons"
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Johann Weikhard Von Valvasor
Johann Weikhard Freiherr von Valvasor[Note 1] or Johann Weichard Freiherr von Valvasor[Note 2] (Slovene: Janez Vajkard Valvasor, pronounced [ˈʋáːlʋazɔɾ])[2] or simply Valvasor (baptised on 28 May 1641 – September or October 1693) was a natural historian from Carniola, present-day Slovenia, and a fellow of the Royal Society in London.[3] He is known as a pioneer of study of karst phenomena. Together with his other writings, until the late 19th century his best-known work—the 1689 Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, published in 15 books in four volumes—was the main source for older Slovenian history, making him one of the precursors of modern Slovenian historiography.[4]Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy2.1 The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola 2.2 Karst research3 Works 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Valvasor was born in the town of Ljubljana, then Duchy of Carniola, now the capital of Slovenia
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Anthony Of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua
Padua
(Portuguese: St. António de Lisboa), born Fernando Martins de Bulhões (15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231),[1] also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church
Doctor of the Church
on 16 January 1946
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Our Lady Of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows
(Latin: Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens), Our Lady of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin: Mater Dolorosa), and Our Lady of Piety, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours are names by which the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
is referred to in relation to sorrows in her life. As Mater Dolorosa, it is also a key subject for Marian art in the Catholic Church. The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Seven Sorrows of Mary
are a popular Roman Catholic devotion. In common religious Catholic imagery, the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
is portrayed in a sorrowful and lacrimating affect, with seven long knives or daggers piercing her heart, often bleeding. Devotional prayers that consist of meditation began to elaborate on her Seven Sorrows based on the prophecy of Simeon
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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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Mining
Mining
Mining
is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Mining
Mining
is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining
Mining
in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water. Mining
Mining
of stones and metal has been a human activity since pre-historic times
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Film Director
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.[1] Under European Union
European Union
law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.[2] The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget. There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography
German orthography
regulated by the Council for German Orthography[4]). Language
Language
codesISO 639-1 deISO 639-2 ger
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Italian Language
Italian ( italiano (help·info) [itaˈljaːno] or lingua italiana [ˈliŋɡwa itaˈljaːna]) is a Romance language. Italian is by most measures, together with the Sardinian language, the closest tongue to vulgar Latin
Latin
of the Romance languages.[7] Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City
Vatican City
and western Istria
Istria
(in Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia). It used to have official status in Albania, Malta
Malta
and Monaco, where it is still widely spoken, as well as in former Italian East Africa
Italian East Africa
and Italian North Africa regions where it plays a significant role in various sectors
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List Of World Heritage Sites In Europe
Heritage may refer to:Contents1 History
History
and society 2 Biology 3 Arts and media3.1 Music 3.2 Other uses in arts and media4 Organizations4.1 Political parties 4.2 Schools 4.3 Other organizations5 Other uses 6 People with the surname 7 See also
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World Heritage Committee
The World Heritage Committee
World Heritage Committee
selects the sites to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, monitors the state of conservation of the World Heritage properties, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It is composed of 21 states parties[1] that are elected by the General Assembly of States Parties for a four-year term.[2] According to the World Heritage Convention, a committee member's term of office is six years, however many S
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