Škrajnek

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Škrajnek
Škrajnek is located in Slovenia
Škrajnek
Škrajnek
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′37.88″N 14°41′6.95″E / 45.8105222°N 14.6852639°E / 45.8105222; 14.6852639Coordinates: 45°48′37.88″N 14°41′6.95″E / 45.8105222°N 14.6852639°E / 45.8105222; 14.6852639
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
Area
 • Total 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation 711 m (2,333 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 8
[1]

Škrajnek (pronounced [ˈʃkɾaːi̯nɛk]; in older sources also Skranjek[2]) is a small settlement north of Velike Poljane in the Municipality of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. The entire municipality is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Mass grave[edit]

Škrajnek is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Škrajnek Shaft Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Brezno pri Škrajneku) is located southwest of the village, along the road to Velike Poljane. It is believed to contain the remains of unidentified victims.[4]

Cultural heritage[edit]

There is a small chapel-shrine in the settlement. It dates to the mid-19th century.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 50.
  3. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  4. ^ Škrajnek Shaft Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 14785

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