Vransko

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Vransko
Občina Vransko
Town and Municipality
Vransko
Vransko
Location of the Municipality of Vransko in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Vransko in Slovenia
Vransko is located in Slovenia
Vransko
Vransko
Location of the Town of Vransko in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°15′3.84″N 14°56′40.53″E / 46.2510667°N 14.9445917°E / 46.2510667; 14.9445917Coordinates: 46°15′3.84″N 14°56′40.53″E / 46.2510667°N 14.9445917°E / 46.2510667; 14.9445917
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Franc Sušnik
Area
 • Total 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 2,457
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Purgstall Castle, 1820. Lithograph by J.F. Kaiser

Vransko (pronounced [ˈwɾaːnskɔ]) is a small town and municipality in central Slovenia. It lies on the western edge of the Savinja Valley. This area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now part of the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Michael and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1123 with various extensions and rebuilding over the centuries. It is now a three-naved church. One of the chapels contains an altar by the Baroque sculptor Francesco Robba.[3]

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