Sostro District

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Map of districts in Ljubljana. The Sostro district is number 12.

The Sostro District (Slovene: Četrtna skupnost Sostro) or simply Sostro is a district of the City Municipality of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is the largest district of the capital and is located in the eastern part of Ljubljana. It is named after the formerly independent settlement of Sostro. The Sostro area is extensively forested and for this reason it is sometimes styled the "green lungs of Ljubljana."[1] Historically, the wood from these forests was used for building houses, stables, and beehives, and as a basis for various crafts.[2] Even nowadays, local people gather berries, mushrooms, and chestnuts here and sell them at the Ljubljana market.[2]

Lehnjak Falls[edit]

Near the village of Volavlje is Lehnjak Falls (Lehnjakov slap). This typical karst phenomenon is covered in moss.[2]

Fruit-growing[edit]

Sostro also has apple, peach, cherry, and other fruit orchards. The local community organizes fruit festivals, the most popular being the Strawberry Festival in Janče.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Četrtna skupnost Sostro" [Sostro District] (in Slovene). City Municipality of Ljubljana. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sostro: Gozdovi" [Sostro: Forests]. Www.ljubljana.si (in Slovene). City Municipality of Ljubljana. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 46°02′10″N 14°36′33″E / 46.03611°N 14.60917°E / 46.03611; 14.60917