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Gurk (Slovenian Krka) is a river in Carinthia, Austria. It is a northern left tributary of the river Drave. The 120 km long river flows from under Gurktaler Alps, near the border of Austrian provinces of Styria and Carinthia. It flows through the Gurktal valley towards east. Near Straßburg it turns southwards and it outflows into the Drave between Klagenfurt and Völkermarkt. There are three rivers named Krka (Latin name Korkoras): A river in Slovenia, with length circa 111 km; it is a right tributary of the river Sava near Brežice. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... Carinthia (German Kärnten, Slovenian KoroÅ¡ka) is a state or Land, located in the south of Austria. ... River Drava at Drávaszabolcs, Hungary River Drava at Vízvár, Hungary River Drava at Maribor, Slovenia Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian, Croatian and Italian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from South Tyrol, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Styria (die Steiermark in German, Å tajerska in Slovenian) is a state or Land, located in the south east of Austria. ... Klagenfurt is the capital of the federal state of Austrian Carinthia (German Kärnten, in Austria, on the Glan River. ... Völkermarkt is a city of about 2000 inhabitants in Carinthia, Austria. ...


Near St. Johann in Carinthia, rivulet Görtschitz flows into the river Gurk. Another tributary from south and west is the Glan rivulet. Sankt Johann (St. ... The spring of the Glan River is north of the Wörthersee in the Ossiacher Tauern mountains. ...


Gurk is also the name of a small town in Gurktal, Carinthia, Austria.
Carinthia (German Kärnten, Slovenian Koroška) is a state or Land, located in the south of Austria. ...


Gurk is a notorious child molestor who preys on young boys through the internet.


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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gurk (656 words)
The right of appointment, consecration, and investiture of the Bishop of Gurk was reserved to the Archbishop of Salzburg.
The episcopal residence was not at Gurk, but in the neighbouring castle at Strasburg.
Originally the territory embraced was small, but the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Gurk extended beyond the limits of his diocese, inasmuch as he was also vicar-general of that part of Carinthia under the Archbishop of Salzburg.
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