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Tolmin

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Things to do: nature, adventure, religious sites
Tolmin is a small town in northwestern Slovenia. It is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Tolmin.GeographyTolmin is situated on the southern rim of the Julian Alps, the largest settlement in the Upper Soča Valley, close to the border with Italy. It is located on a terrace above the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers, positioned beneath steep mountainous valleys. The old town gave its name to the entire Tolmin area as its economic, cultural and administrative centre.The area is located in the historic Goriška region, itself part of the larger Slovene Littoral, about 41km north of Nova Gorica and 87km west of the Slovene capital Ljubljana. In the north, the road leads further up the Soča River to Bovec, with an eastern branch-off to Škofja Loka and Idrija.HistoryEarly inhabitatians were Illyrians in Tolmin area. It was ruled successively by Roman Empire, Odoacker, Ostrogoths, Eastern Rome Empire and part of the Lombard Duchy of Friuli until it was conquered by the Frankish king Charlemagne in 774 and replaced by the Carolingian March of Friuli.
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