Banjšice Plateau

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Coordinates: 46°2′56.58″N 13°41′59.82″E / 46.0490500°N 13.6999500°E / 46.0490500; 13.6999500 The Banjšice Plateau (Slovene: Banjška planota, also Banjšice or Banjščice, Italian: Altopiano della Bainsizza) is a karst plateau in western Slovenia, in the Goriška region. It is located northwest of the town of Nova Gorica, overlooking the Soča River. During World War I, the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian Army fought in the Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo on the plateau in August 1917.

The plateau was named after the village of Banjšice, which is most probably the oldest settlement on the plateau. The other settlements on this largely unpopulated area are: Bate, Grgarske Ravne, and Lokovec. Traditionally, the villages on the plateau used to gravitate towards Kanal ob Soči and partially towards Grgar and Solkan, but nowadays they are all included in the municipality of Nova Gorica, where most of the locals work.

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