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Občina Bled
Coat of arms of the municipality of Bled
Location of Bled in Slovenia
Area: 188.5 km²
Population 10,899
 - males 5,314
 - females 5,585
Mayor: Janez Fajfar
Average age: 35.76 years
Residential areas: 36.18 m²/person
 - households: 3,981
 - families: 3,133
Working active: 5,111
 - unemployed: 515
Average monthly salary (August 2003):
 - gross: 231,797 SIT
 - net: 147,874 SIT
College/university students: 447
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.

Bled is a municipality (population 10,899) in northwestern Slovenia in the region of Upper Carniola (Slovenian Gorenjska). The area is a popular tourist destination. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code SIT User(s) Slovenia Inflation 0. ... Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Statistični urad Republike Slovenije, SURS) is independent Slovenian government institution, in charge for official statistical surveying. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Carniola English and Latin; (Slovenian Kranjska, German Krain) is a name for a region in Slovenia. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...

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History

It was first mentioned on April 10, 1004, when it was awarded by the German Emperor Henry II to the Bishop Albuin of Brixen. Later it had changed many owners, until it became an independent municipality in 1996. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... Events December: End of the Samanid dynasty in Bokhara. ... Henry II with his wife Cunigunde of Luxemburg Saint Henry II (972 – 13 July 1024), called the Holy or the Saint, was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... Slovenia is divided into 210 municipalities (občine, singular - občina), of which 11 have urban status. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Tourism

Bled is famous for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled castle. Arnold Rikli from Switzerland contributed significantly to the development of Bled as a health resort resort in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Due to its mild climate, Bled has been visited by aristocratic guests from all across the world. Today it is an important convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sport activities (golf, fishing, horseback-riding) and is a starting point for mountain treks and hikes. A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity and undergoes internal deformation. ... Lake Bled is a center of tourist activity. ... Blejski grad The Bled castle (Slovenian: Blejski grad) is a castle built on top of a 130 meter cliff overlooking lake Bled, located in Bled, Slovenia. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering animals not classifiable as insects which breathe in water or pass their lives in water. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Backpacking in the Grand Teton National Park, United States Backpacking (also tramping or trekking or bushwalking in some countries) combines hiking and camping in a single trip. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ...


A small island in the middle of the lake is home to a church; visitors frequently ring its bell for good luck. Human traces from prehistory have been found on the island. Before the church was built, there was a temple consecrated to Živa, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility. One can get to the island on a traditional boat called Pletna. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Prehistoric man. ... In Slavic mythology, Å iwa or Å iva (pronounced /ʃiva/) (alternatively Živa (pronounced /Ê’iva/) or Sieba, was the fertility and love goddess. ...


Trivia

  • The town is well-known for its unique vanilla-and-cream cake, called kremna rezina or kremšnita. It got its name from the German word Cremeschnitte, meaning 'cream slice'.
  • The island on Lake Bled has 99 steps. A local tradition at weddings is for the husband to carry his new bride up these steps, during which the bride must remain silent.

Bled, a popular tourist destination in northwestern Slovenia, is famous for its kremna rezina, a cake made of vanilla and custard, which was invented at the Park Hotel in 1953. ... Lake Bled is a center of tourist activity. ...

Born in Bled

See also

Lake Bled is a center of tourist activity. ... Blejski grad The Bled castle (Slovenian: Blejski grad) is a castle built on top of a 130 meter cliff overlooking lake Bled, located in Bled, Slovenia. ...

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Coordinates: 46°22′N 14°07′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Bled - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Bled is a municipality (population 10,899) in northwestern Slovenia in the region of Upper Carniola (Slovenian Gorenjska).
Bled is famous for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction.
Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is an iconic castle.
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