Golnik

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Golnik
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Golnik is located in Slovenia
Golnik
Golnik
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′53.38″N 14°19′50.07″E / 46.3314944°N 14.3305750°E / 46.3314944; 14.3305750Coordinates: 46°19′53.38″N 14°19′50.07″E / 46.3314944°N 14.3305750°E / 46.3314944; 14.3305750
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Kranj
Area
 • Total 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 557.9 m (1,830.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,026
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Golnik (pronounced [ɡɔlˈniːk] or [ɡɔu̯ˈniːk]; German: Gallenfels[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Kranj in the Upper Carniolan region of Slovenia.[3]

Since 1921, it has been best known for its hospital for diagnosis and treatment of patients with pulmonary and allergic diseases, now known as the Golnik University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases. Its location, good humidity conditions, and high number of sunny days per year have contributed to it becoming a leading health care centre in the region. A 16th-century castle is part of the hospital complex and it is surrounded by a park designed by the architect Ivan Vurnik.[4]

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. 66.
  3. ^ Kranj municipal site
  4. ^ Golnik University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases site

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