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Triglav

mountain peak, the highest (9,396 feet [2,864 m]) of Slovenia and of the Julian Alps, situated 40 miles (64 km) northwest of the city of Ljubljana. The north wall of the peak forms an enormous limestone face nearly 2 miles (3 km) wide. From the time of its first ascent in 1778, the summit has rewarded climbers with an excellent view that extends north into Austria and south to the Adriatic Sea. Until the Treaty of Paris in 1947, the peak was located on the Yugoslavian-Italian border. The Triglav National Park comprises an area of glacial lakes and Alpine plant life

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