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Carniola, a division of the Austrian empire, having Carinthia and Styria on the N, Styria and Croatia on the E., Croatia on the S., and the Adriatic Sea and the Coast province on the W., with an area of 3,857 square miles. It. was formerly part of the kingdom of Illyria. The surface is mountainous, being crossed in the N. by the Carinthian Alps, and from N.W. to S.E. by the Carnic and Julian Alps. The most elevated summit is the Terglou, which has the only glacier in the province, and lies between the two sources of the Save. Lake Zirknitz (q.v.) is remarkable. The quicksilver mine of Idria is one of the richest in the world, and the province also produces iron and marble. A good deal of hemp is grown, and there is some weaving. Laybach is the capital.