Grgar

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Grgar
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Grgar is located in Slovenia
Grgar
Grgar
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°0′2.6″N 13°40′7.48″E / 46.000722°N 13.6687444°E / 46.000722; 13.6687444Coordinates: 46°0′2.6″N 13°40′7.48″E / 46.000722°N 13.6687444°E / 46.000722; 13.6687444
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Slovenian Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Nova Gorica
Area
 • Total 16.87 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Elevation 297.4 m (975.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 748
[1]

Grgar (pronounced [ˈɡəɾɡaɾ]; Italian: Gargaro) is a village in western Slovenia in the Municipality of Nova Gorica.[2] It is located under Holy Mount (Slovene: Sveta gora), above the Soča Valley and below the Banjšice Plateau.

Mass graves[edit]

Grgar is the site of two known mass graves associated with the Second World War. The Podgomila Shaft Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Brezno Podgomila), also known as the Miljavec Shaft Mass Grave (Grobišče Miljavčev brezen), is located on the left side of the road to Grgarske Ravne, about 1 km north of Grgar. It contains the remains of Home Guard and Italian prisoners of war, and Slovene and Italian civilians murdered in May 1945.[3] The Jošč Shaft Mass Grave (Grobišče Joščevo brezno) is located on the left side of the road to Grgarske Ravne, about 1 km north of Grgar. It contains the remains of unknown victims.[4][5]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Grgar include:

  • Matej Bor, pen name of Vladimir Pavšič (1913–1993), poet

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