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Dogoše is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°31′24.72″N 15°42′18.92″E / 46.5235333°N 15.7052556°E / 46.5235333; 15.7052556Coordinates: 46°31′24.72″N 15°42′18.92″E / 46.5235333°N 15.7052556°E / 46.5235333; 15.7052556
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Maribor
 • Total 5.56 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Elevation 245.6 m (805.8 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 914

Dogoše (pronounced [dɔˈɡoːʃɛ]) is a village and a suburb of Maribor on the right bank of the Drava River in northeastern Slovenia in the Municipality of Maribor.[2]


Dogoše was first attested in 1458 as Lendorf (and in 1763–87 as Dragosche, Landorf). Based on the 18th-century transcription, the toponym is derived from the personal name Dragoš. The name is believed to have originally been Dragoši, meaning 'Dragoš and his people'.[3]


Early settlement of the area is attested by the remnants of a building from antiquity along the road to Brezje (now part of Maribor). In addition to the building's foundations, the find included a small marble trough, which has been converted into a holy water font in the church in Brezje. Gold and silver Roman coins have also been found in the area. A fire station was built in Dogoše in 1928. Water mains were installed in the village in 1969.[4]

Mass graves[edit]

Dogoše is the site of five known mass graves associated with the Second World War, known as the Tezno Woods 2–6 mass graves.

Cultural heritage[edit]

A post-Baroque chapel shrine with simple furnishings stands along the road to Brezje. There is a large, masonry column-shrine from the first half of the 18th century along the road to Miklavž na Dravskem Polju.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Dogoše include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Maribor municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 115–116.
  4. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1980. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 210.

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