Municipality of Cerknica

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Municipality of Cerknica
Občina Cerknica
Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Cerknica in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Cerknica in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′N 14°22′E / 45.800°N 14.367°E / 45.800; 14.367Coordinates: 45°48′N 14°22′E / 45.800°N 14.367°E / 45.800; 14.367
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Marko Rupar (SDS)
Area
 • Total 200.35 km2 (77.36 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 10,284
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.

The Municipality of Cerknica (Slovene: Občina Cerknica) is a municipality in the Karst region of southwestern Slovenia, with a population of 10,284 (2002 census). The seat of the municipality is the town of Cerknica. It belongs to the traditional region of Inner Carniola.[2]

The best-known landmark of the municipality is Lake Cerknica, an intermittent lake and the largest lake in Slovenia, south of the town of Cerknica. Various watersports including windsurfing are popular on the lake.

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