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Bohinj is an Alpine valley as well as a municipality in north-western part of Slovenia. It is one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the Julian Alps and in Triglav National Park. It is famous for its periglacial lake. Some 20 km long and 5 km wide, Bohinj is the name given to the entire Sava Bohinjka basin southwest of Bled.

On the south side, the valley is enclosed by the Lower Bohinj Mountains, which rise to 2.000 meters, and on the north by the Triglav mountain range with Mount Triglav, Slovenia`s highest mountain. Bohinj is divided into the Upper and Lower Bohinj valley. There are twenty-four villages in these two valleys.

The municipality of Bohinj has the area of 333.7 square kilometers and the population is a bit above 5,200 inhabitants with the density 15.8 people per square kilometer. It lies in 523 metres above sea level. The climate is healthy with average summer temperature 23 °C and average winter temperature 1 °C.

The area is visited by tourists in all seasons. In summer Lake Bohinj is ideal for swimmers and the Sava Bihinjka River is popular by kayakers and fishermen. In winter the valley becomes a winter sports center. There are slopes at Vogel, Kobla and Karavec. The mountains attract ice climbers and the lake skaters. Bohinj is an ideal starting point for day trips, for walks, cycling tours and for mountaineering and climbing tours.

There are many legends and myths relating to Bohinj. Most are short and humorous. The myth about the origin of Bohinj says that when God was giving land to people he forgot about a small silent group. Because of their modesty he felt sorry for them and gave them the most beautiful land that he had reserved for himself. It's called Bohinj, because we call God "Boh".

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