Topolšica

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Topolšica
Topolšica is located in Slovenia
Topolšica
Topolšica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′12.06″N 15°1′6.05″E / 46.4033500°N 15.0183472°E / 46.4033500; 15.0183472Coordinates: 46°24′12.06″N 15°1′6.05″E / 46.4033500°N 15.0183472°E / 46.4033500; 15.0183472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Šoštanj
Area
 • Total 11.47 km2 (4.43 sq mi)
Elevation 379.1 m (1,243.8 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,191
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Topolšica (pronounced [tɔˈpoːu̯ʃitsa] or [tɔˈpoːlʃitsa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Šoštanj in northern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2] The Topolšica spa and the Topolšica Hospital are located in the settlement.

History[edit]

At the end of the Second World War after the German Instrument of Surrender, General Löhr signed the act of surrender on 9 May 1945 in the spa building in the settlement. The room is now a small museum that commemorates the event.[3]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint James (Slovene: sveti Jakob) and belongs to the Parish of Šoštanj. It dates to the 16th century with major rebuilding in around 1830.[4]

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