Velika Polana

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Velika Polana
Občina Velika Polana
Town and Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Velika Polana in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Velika Polana in Slovenia
Velika Polana is located in Slovenia
Velika Polana
Velika Polana
Location of the Town of Velika Polana in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′N 16°21′E / 46.567°N 16.350°E / 46.567; 16.350Coordinates: 46°34′N 16°21′E / 46.567°N 16.350°E / 46.567; 16.350
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Damijan Jaklin
Area
 • Total 18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 1,511
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Velika Polana (pronounced [ˈveːlika ˈpoːlana]; Hungarian: Nagypalina,[2] Prekmurje Slovene: Velka Polana,[citation needed] or Völka Polana,[citation needed] German: Teufelslochn[citation needed]) is a town and a municipality in Slovenia.

It has been officially designated a "stork village" (i.e., a settlement with 10 or more storks’ nests). It was also the home of the Slovene writer Miško Kranjec. The house where he was born (which is also the tourist information office) can be visited.[3] The village is surrounded by fenland and fields of sunflowers, pumpkins, and wheat. The best way to explore the area is by cycling or walking the numerous trails.

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was built in 1924.[4]

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