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Bled(blĕt), town, NW Slovenia. Situated in the Julian Alps and on the small Lake of Bled, it is a popular summer and winter resort town. In the vicinity are a medieval castle, a former royal villa, and a church on an islet.
a mountain climatic health resort in the Republic of Slovenia in Yugoslavia. Population about 4,000. It is a major tourist center. The town is located in the Julian Alps, on Lake Bled, at an elevation of 520 m. The climate is gentle and moderately moist. The average temperature in January is -2.1° C; in July, 19° C. The area receives about 700 mm of precipitation yearly. The chief curative agent used is climatic therapy, although iron and mineral waters are also utilized. There is treatment of persons suffering from nontubercular diseases of the upper respiratory tract, functional disorders of the nervous system, and secondary anemia. The hotels, rooming houses, and curative and cultural facilities are open year-round.
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