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Visit and explore the natural beauties and rich cultural heritage of the Cerkno region by taking a trip on its extensive hiking and cycling trails. The surrounding hills welcome you with their wonderful views and we invite you to taste the delicious cuisine of the Cerkno region.

History of the Cerkno region

Cerkno is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of the Cerkno region, which has 4811 inhabitants (2017). It lies 324 m above sea level in a valley where the Primorska region borders on the...

Basic statistical data

Municipality founded on: 4 October 1994, after the split from the municipality of Idrija Area: 131.6 km2 Altitude: 324 m Number of inhabitants: the number of inhabitants with a permanent residence (Slov. STPR) in the Municipality of Cerkno on 30...

How to reach us

By car It takes about one hour or one hour and a half to access Cerkno by car from larger cities, such as Ljubljana, Kranj or Nova Gorica. Cerkno can also be accessed from the Gorenjska...

Famous Residents

  France Bevk A writer, born on 17 September 1890. He was born to a poor family in Zakojca. Already as a child he enjoyed reading, a habit he kept throughout his life. He was a...