Triglav National Park
The park is located in the Julian Alps in the northwest part of Slovenia, adjacent to the borders of Italy and Austria. It was established in 1924 and contained 1,600 ha (3,954 acres) at the time. In 1961, it was enlarged to 2,000 ha (4,942 acres). In 1981, it was further enlarged to 84,804 ha (209,555 acres).
The highest point is at 2,864 m (9,396 ft). The lowest point is at 180 m (591 ft). Limestone is the predominate rock There are several mountain plateaus, only one of which is considered to be large. There are also several glacial lakes.
The raising of cattle in this area goes back to 1178. There are still agricultural settlements within the park. Iron works were established in the 15th and 16th centuries. These were closed down in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The area was affected by both World War I and World War II. There is a legend about the mythical chamois with the golden horns who lived on Mt Triglav in the past.
Most of the information on this page was obtained from the official website of Triglav National Park. Much of the data above was obtained from the article by Stane Peterlin and Janez Bizjak on this site. We thank the staff of the park for the use of this information.
(This page was updated in December 2012.)