Cerkno

Slovenia

Cerkno is a small town in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It has around 2,000 inhabitants and is the administrative centre of the Cerkno Hills. It is the seat of the Municipality of Cerkno.

Cerkno is a small but important local cultural center in the traditional Littoral region near Idrija.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorGašper Uršič
Area
 • Total131.6 km  (50.8 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total5,040
 • Density38/km  (99/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Churches

The parish church in the town is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Diocese of Koper. The church consist of a rectangular presbytery, a wide rectangular nave, and a belfry north of the front wall.

Saint Anne’s Church

The church dates from 1714 and has been attributed to the builder Matija Maček (c. 1657–1737) from the Poljane Valley. A second church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew

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