Bizeljsko

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Bizeljsko
Bizeljsko - pogled z Velikega Špička.jpg
Bizeljsko is located in Slovenia
Bizeljsko
Bizeljsko
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°0′56.9″N 15°41′24.98″E / 46.015806°N 15.6902722°E / 46.015806; 15.6902722Coordinates: 46°0′56.9″N 15°41′24.98″E / 46.015806°N 15.6902722°E / 46.015806; 15.6902722
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Brežice
Area
 • Total 10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Elevation 177.9 m (583.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 666
[1]

Bizeljsko (pronounced [biˈzeːlskɔ]; German: Wisell[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. It lies on the right bank of the Sotla River and in terms of its territory is the largest settlement in the Municipality of Brežice. The area was traditionally part of Styria. It is now included in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[3] It includes the hamlets of Bošt, Nimnik, Gradišče (German: Gradischberg[2]), Župjek, Spodnja Sušica (German: Untersuschitz[2]), Zgornja Sušica (German: Obersuschitz[2]), Janežičeva Gorca (German: Johannesberg[2]), Vrhovnica, and Vitna Vas (Slovene: Vitna vas).[4]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It is a Baroque building, erected between 1725 and 1737 on the site of an older structure of which only part of the belfry remains.[5] Anton Martin Slomšek was curate in Bizeljsko between 1825 and 1827. A second church to the northwest of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Vitus and is a 17th-century building that was vaulted in the 18th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c d e Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, pp. 6–7.
  3. ^ Brežice municipal site
  4. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1976. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 3. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 22.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 2879
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 2881

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