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Soca River

The Soča River (Italian Isonzo) is a river in West Slovenia and North Italy. An Alpine river in character, Soča has its source 1100 m high in the Julian Alps, west from Mt. Triglav. Flowing south past Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Nova Gorica and Gorizia, it enters the Adriatic Sea near Monfalcone in Italy. The valley of Soča was the stage of major military operations (The Isonzo Front) in the First World War, which took over 500,000 human lives on both Austrian and Italian side.

The famous and unique is the Soča trout (Slovenian Soška postrv), [Salmo trutta marmoratus], also named the Marble trout, who lives in the upper stream of crystal-clear river and is the endemic fish species of the river basin of the Adriatic Sea.

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