Izlake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Izlake
Izlake panorama.jpg
Izlake is located in Slovenia
Izlake
Izlake
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′9.17″N 14°53′38.29″E / 46.1525472°N 14.8939694°E / 46.1525472; 14.8939694Coordinates: 46°9′9.17″N 14°53′38.29″E / 46.1525472°N 14.8939694°E / 46.1525472; 14.8939694
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Sava
Municipality Zagorje ob Savi
Area
 • Total 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
Elevation 351.4 m (1,152.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,146
Website http://www.izlake.si/
[1]

Izlake (pronounced [iˈzlaːkɛ]; German: Islak[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi in the Central Sava Valley, central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[3]

Tourism[edit]

Izlake is best known for the currently (as of July 2010) defunct Medijske Toplice thermal baths and has been the tourism centre of the region. Other attractions include mostly outdoor activities such as hiking to surrounding peaks as well as some cultural heritage sights, most notably Medija Castle, where the renowned Slovene polymath Johann Weikhard von Valvasor spent his childhood and is most likely buried in the family tomb.

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. It dates to the 16th century.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Izlake include:

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. 94.
  3. ^ Zagorje ob Savi municipal site Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1860
  5. ^ After 95 Years, Slovenians Still Find Refuge at St. Cyril's Church

External links[edit]