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Skofja Loka

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Škofja Loka is a town in Slovenia. It is the economic, cultural, educational, and administrative centre of the Municipality of Škofja Loka in Upper Carniola. It has about 12,000 inhabitants.GeographyŠkofja Loka lies at an elevation of at the confluence of the Poljane Sora and the Selca Sora rivers, at the transition of the Sora Plain into the Škofja Loka Hills and the Polhov Gradec Hills. Its old centre stands on river terraces, and comprises Town Square (Plac) and Lower Square (Lontrg). On a plateau above the town stands Loka Castle, which houses the Loka Museum. Above the castle rises Krancelj Hill (475m). North of the town centre is Kamnitnik Hill (414m high), known for its conglomerate rock. Immediately south of the town is a plain known as Viršk or Viršk Plain (Virško polje), which the Poljane Sora flows through before joining the Selca Sora. The name Viršk is a corruption of German Hirsacker 'millet field', named for the millet that was grown there in the past.NameŠkofja Loka was mentioned in 973 as Lonca . The name literally means 'bishop's meadow', referring to its ownership by the Bishops of Freising.
Skofja Loka is in Upper Carniola Region. Plan your vacation with our Slovenia vacation app and discover the best things to do in Skofja Loka.
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