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INNER CARNIOLA (Slovene : Notranjska) is a traditional region of Slovenia
Slovenia
, the southwestern part of the larger Carniola region. It comprises the Hrušica karst plateau up to Postojna Gate , bordering the Slovenian Littoral ( Goriška ) in the west. Its administrative and economic center of the region is Postojna
Postojna
, while other minor centers include Logatec , Cerknica , Pivka and Ilirska Bistrica .

CONTENTS

* 1 Name

* 2 History

* 2.1 Part of Italy

* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Images

NAME

The English name Inner Carniola, like the Slovene name Notranjska, is a translation of German Innerkrain, referring to the southwest part of Carniola . The name was created by analogy with Inner Austria (German : Innerösterreich), referring to the southwestern Habsburg hereditary lands.

HISTORY

Inner Carniola or Postojna
Postojna
District, late 18th century map

Inner Carniola was a kreis of the Duchy of Carniola , ruled by the archducal House of Habsburg within the Inner Austrian lands since the 14th century. The territorial arrangement was described by the scholar Johann Weikhard von Valvasor
Johann Weikhard von Valvasor
(Janez Vajkard Valvasor, 1641–1693) in his 1689 work The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola . Part of the Napoleonic Illyrian Provinces from 1809, Carniola returned to the Austrian Empire by the 1814 Treaty of Paris . First administrated within the Austrian Kingdom of Illyria , the Carniolan duchy again became a Habsburg crown land from 1849 till 1919.

PART OF ITALY

See also: Slovene minority in Italy (1920–1947) The annexed western quarter of Slovene ethnic territory , and approximately 327,000 out of the total population of 1.3 million Slovenes, were subjected to forced