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Vipava

Vipava (population 1,500) is a town in western Slovenia. Vipava (German Wippach) is built upon the numerous sources of the Vipava River[?], in the Valley of Vipava (Slovenian Vipavska dolina), 102 m above sea level.

The region around town was probably settled by the Illyrians[?] and Celts in the pre-Roman era. Some trace the name Vipava to the Celtic root vip (river). Modern Vipava was first mentioned in 1367.

Austrian diplomat Sigismund von Herberstein (1486-1566) and Slovenian Protestant writer Sebastian Krelj[?] (1538-1567) were both born in Vipava.

The area around the town is well known for delicious cherries and excellent wines.

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