Municipality of Cerknica

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Municipality of Cerknica

Občina Cerknica
Location of the Municipality of Cerknica in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Cerknica in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′N 14°22′E / 45.800°N 14.367°E / 45.800; 14.367Coordinates: 45°48′N 14°22′E / 45.800°N 14.367°E / 45.800; 14.367
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorMarko Rupar (SDS)
Area
 • Total241 km2 (93 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total11,350
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.

The Municipality of Cerknica (pronounced [ˈtseːɾknitsa] (About this soundlisten); Slovene: Občina Cerknica) is a municipality in the Karst region of southwestern Slovenia, with a population of 11,350 in 2012. The seat of the municipality is the town of Cerknica. It belongs to the traditional region of Inner Carniola.[2]

The best-known landmark of the municipality is Lake Cerknica, an intermittent lake and the largest lake in Slovenia, south of the town of Cerknica. Various watersports including windsurfing are popular on the lake.

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