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(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.


1 Geography 2 History 3 Main sights 4 Notable natives and residents 5 International relations

5.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

6 References 7 External links

Geography[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. The old town gave its name to the entire Tolmin area (Slovene: Tolminsko) as its economic, cultural and administrative centre. The area is located in the historic Goriška
region, itself part of the larger Slovene Littoral, about 41 km (25 mi) north of Nova Gorica
Nova Gorica
and 87 km (54 mi) west of the Slovene capital Ljubljana. In the north, the road leads further up the Soča
River to Bovec, with an eastern branch-off to Škofja Loka
Škofja Loka
and Idrija. History[edit]

Assumption of Mary
Assumption of Mary
Parish Church

Early inhabitants were Illyrians
in Tolmin
area. It was ruled successively by the Roman Empire, Odoacer, the Ostrogoths, the Eastern Roman Empire
Roman Empire
and part of the Lombard Duchy of Friuli
Duchy of Friuli
until it was conquered by the Frankish king Charlemagne
in 774 and replaced by the Carolingian March of Friuli. Ancestors of Slovenes had come to this area during the Slavic settlement of the Eastern Alps from about 600 onwards, embattled by Avar raids. It was passed to Middle Francia
in 843 after the Treaty of Verdun and in 952 passed to the vast March of Verona, which was initially ruled by the Dukes of Bavaria, from 976 by the Carinthian dukes. King Henry IV of Germany ceded it to the newly established Patria del Friuli
Patria del Friuli
in 1077, before it was occupied by the Republic of Venice in 1420. Finally the Tolmin
area was conquered by the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I during the War of the League of Cambrai
War of the League of Cambrai
in 1509. Tolmin
was then ruled with the possessions of the extinct Counts of Gorizia as part of the Inner Austrian territories of the Habsburg Monarchy. In 1713 it was the centre of a peasant revolt against increased taxation and the local Count Coronini.[3] It was part of the Illyrian Provinces, which were part of Napoleonic French Empire between 1809 and 1814 before returning to Austrian rule. Until 1918, the town (under bilingual names Tolmein - Tolmin) was part of the Austro-Hungarian
monarchy (Austrian side after the compromise of 1867) and head of the district of the same name, one of the 11 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in the Austrian Littoral
Austrian Littoral
province. A post-office was opened in October 1850 under the German name (only).[4] After World War I
World War I
it was ruled by the Kingdom of Italy
between 1918 and 1943 (nominally to 1947). It was a county (comune) center in Province of Gorizia
Province of Gorizia
between 1918 and 1923 and again between 1927 and 1943 (nominally to 1947) and in Province of Friuli
Province of Friuli
between 1923 and 1927 during Italian rule as Tolmino. After the Italian caputilation, it was occupied by Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
in 1943 and was part of Operational Zone of the Adriatic Littoral before liberation by Yugoslav partisans. After temporary division of Julian March
Julian March
by Morgan Line, Tolmin
was part of Zone-B, which was under Yugoslav administrators. It was officially passed from Italy
to Yugoslavia
in 1947 after the Treaty of Paris. Finally Tolmin
was passed to Slovenia
after breakup of Yugoslavia
in 1991. Main sights[edit]

City square and museum

Tolmin's main sights are its old town centre, a modern sports park, and thousand-year-old castle ruins at the hill known as Kozlov rob. The area is home to a multitude of vestiges from World War I. The most significant relic of the time is the Javorca Church, dedicated to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit
built above the Polog
shepherds outpost in the Tolminka Valley by Austro-Hungarian
soldiers to commemorate their deceased comrades.[5] The museum, library, schools, and the town’s open spaces provide venues for a variety of events, exhibitions, and presentations all year round. The Tolmin
region is also a popular destination for artists from Slovenia
and abroad. The parish church in the town is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[6] Tolmin
is known for the "Metalcamp" festival since 2004, which since 2013 is called Metaldays, which every year attracts about 10,000 people from whole Europe and other parts of world. Other festivals held in Tolmin
are Punk Rock Holiday and the Overjam reggae festival.[7][8] Notable natives and residents[edit] Notable natives and residents of Tolmin

Andrea Bresciani (1923–2006), illustrator Pino Bosi (1933–2017), writer and historian Ivan Čargo
Ivan Čargo
(1898–1958), painter Jan Cvitkovič (1966–), film director Anton Haus
Anton Haus
(1851–1917), grand admiral of the Austro-Hungarian
Navy Ciril Kosmač
Ciril Kosmač
(1910–1980), writer Karel Lavrič
Karel Lavrič
(1818–1876), politician Giancarlo Movia (1937–), philosopher Ivan Pregelj
Ivan Pregelj
(1883–1960), writer Albert Rejec (1899–1976), founder and head of TIGR Jožko Šavli
Jožko Šavli
(1943–2011), writer and historian Saša Vuga (1930–2016), writer

International relations[edit] Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Slovenia Tolmin
is twinned with:

Vicchio, Italy, since 1981


^ "Tolmin". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 16 August 2012.  ^ trilingual name Tolmein, Tolmino, Tolmin
in: Gemeindelexikon, der im Reichsrate Vertretenen Königreiche und Länder. Bearbeit auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1900. Herausgegeben von der K.K. Statistischen Zentralkommission. VII. Österreichisch-Illyrisches Küstenland (Triest, Görz und Gradiska, Istrien). Wien 1906[permanent dead link] ^ Treasures of Yugoslavia, An encyclopedic touring guide, Beograd, 1982. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967 ^ Tolmin
museum site ^ Koper Diocese list of parishes and churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. ^ http://www.punkrockholiday.com/ ^ http://www.overjamfestival.com/

External links[edit]

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Municipality of Tolmin


Administrative centre: Tolmin


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pri Bači Kal Kamno Kanalski Lom Klavže Kneške Ravne Kneža Koritnica Kozaršče Kozmerice Kuk Lisec Ljubinj Logaršče Loje Modrej Modrejce Most na Soči Obloke Pečine Petrovo Brdo Podbrdo Podmelec Polje Poljubinj Ponikve Porezen Postaja Prapetno Prapetno
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Rakovec Stopec


Bača Ravine Bača (river) Ciril Kosmač
Ciril Kosmač
Homestead Migovec System Most na Soči
Most na Soči
Parish Church Most na Soči
Most na Soči
Reservoir Soča
(river) St. Maurus's Church Tolmin
Castle Tolmin
Gorges Tolmin
Museum Tolmin
Parish Church

Notable people

Jakob Filip Kaffol Ciril Kos