Tunjice

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Tunjice
St. Anne's Church with Tunjice in the background
St. Anne's Church with Tunjice in the background
Tunjice is located in Slovenia
Tunjice
Tunjice
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°14′3.86″N 14°34′25.29″E / 46.2344056°N 14.5736917°E / 46.2344056; 14.5736917Coordinates: 46°14′3.86″N 14°34′25.29″E / 46.2344056°N 14.5736917°E / 46.2344056; 14.5736917
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Kamnik
Area
 • Total 3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 246
[1]

Tunjice (pronounced ['tuːnjitsɛ]; German: Theinitz[2]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills west of the town of Kamnik in Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Anne, stands on a hill above the settlement and is an imposing High-Baroque domed building. It was constructed on the order by Peter Pavel Glavar from 1761–66 upon the plans by the architect Lovrenc Prager.[3]

In the forest close to the church a natural healing grove with several "energy springs," known as the Tunjice Natural Health Resort, has been established.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Tunjice include:

  • France Stele (1886–1972), art historian and conservation specialist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 30.
  3. ^ Vidrih, Rebeka. "Cerkev sv. Ane v Tunjicah". In Šmid Hribar, Mateja; Golež, Gregor; Podjed, Dan; Kladnik, Drago; Erhartič, Bojan; Pavlin, Primož; Ines, Jerele. Enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem – DEDI [Encyclopedia of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Slovenia] (in Slovenian). Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Slovenian Tourist Board site

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