Dolenjske Toplice

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Dolenjske Toplice
Toplice (until 1953)
The Sušica, a river in Dolenjske Toplice
Dolenjske Toplice is located in Slovenia
Dolenjske Toplice
Dolenjske Toplice
Location of the Town of Dolenjske Toplice in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°45′16.26″N 15°03′30.04″E / 45.7545167°N 15.0583444°E / 45.7545167; 15.0583444Coordinates: 45°45′16.26″N 15°03′30.04″E / 45.7545167°N 15.0583444°E / 45.7545167; 15.0583444
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Dolenjske Toplice
Elevation 179.5 m (588.9 ft)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 740
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Dolenjske Toplice (pronounced [dɔˈleːnskɛ tɔˈpliːtsɛ]; German: Töplitz[2]) is a settlement near Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia and is the seat of the Municipality of Dolenjske Toplice. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region. The town lies on the Sušica River, which joins the Krka 2 km north of town. It is a spa town known for its thermal baths established in 1658 by the Counts of Auersperg.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Toplice to Dolenjske Toplice in 1953.[4] The historical German name was Töplitz.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It is a Gothic building that was restyled in the Baroque in the late 17th century.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 164.
  3. ^ Dolenjske Toplice municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ "EŠD 2571". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovene). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

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