Podlehnik

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Podlehnik
Občina Podlehnik
Town and Municipality
Postcard of Podlehnik
Postcard of Podlehnik
Location of the Municipality of Podlehnik in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Podlehnik in Slovenia
Podlehnik is located in Slovenia
Podlehnik
Podlehnik
Location of the Town of Podlehnik in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°20′N 15°53′E / 46.333°N 15.883°E / 46.333; 15.883Coordinates: 46°20′N 15°53′E / 46.333°N 15.883°E / 46.333; 15.883
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Marko Maučič
Area
 • Total 46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 1,820
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Podlehnik is a settlement and a municipality in the Haloze hills in eastern Slovenia. The area traditionally belonged to the region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava statistical region.[2]

The settlement developed around 13th-century Lehnik Castle. The castle was destroyed during Ottoman raids in 1532 and very few traces of it remain (foundations of a tower and a defense ditch).[3] What was originally the castle chapel is now the local church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and was expanded in the 16th and 18th centuries.[4]

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