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Radovljica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°20′33.06″N 14°10′19.48″E / 46.3425167°N 14.1720778°E / 46.3425167; 14.1720778Coordinates: 46°20′33.06″N 14°10′19.48″E / 46.3425167°N 14.1720778°E / 46.3425167; 14.1720778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Radovljica
 • Total 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 491.2 m (1,611.5 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,922

Radovljica (pronounced [ɾaˈdoːu̯ljitsa]; German: Radmannsdorf) is a town in the Upper Carniola region of northern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Radovljica.[2] It is located on the southern slope of the Karawanks mountain range at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and the Sava Bohinjka, both headwaters of the Sava River.

Town centre


The front of St Peter's church

The settlement around a church built at the behest of the Patriarchs of Aquileia in the March of Carniola was first mentioned in a 1296 deed, it received market rights from Duke Henry of Carinthia. In the 14th century it was held by the Carinthian counts of Ortenburg, was inherited by the Counts of Celje in 1418, and, upon the death of Count Ulrich II of Celje in 1456, fell to the Habsburg Emperor Frederick III. With the Duchy of Carniola it was incorporated into the Inner Austrian lands of the Habsburg Monarchy. From 1867 until 1918, the town's post office used the bilingual name Radmannsdorf - Radovljica). It was in the Austrian side of the empire after the compromise of 1867, was the head of the district of the same name, and was one of the 11 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in the province of Carniola.[3]

Mass grave[edit]

Radovljica is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Andrejc Field Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Andrejčevo polje) is located in a meadow in the middle of a back-filled trench west of the settlement, between the road to Lesce and the railroad. It contains the remains of two unidentified prisoners from the former prison in Radovljica.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Radovljica include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Radovljica municipal site (Slovene)
  3. ^ Klein, Wilhelm. 1967. Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890.
  4. ^ Andrejc Field Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)

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