Breg pri Ribnici

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Breg pri Ribnici
Breg pri Ribnici is located in Slovenia
Breg pri Ribnici
Breg pri Ribnici
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°45′6.97″N 14°42′59.64″E / 45.7519361°N 14.7165667°E / 45.7519361; 14.7165667Coordinates: 45°45′6.97″N 14°42′59.64″E / 45.7519361°N 14.7165667°E / 45.7519361; 14.7165667
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
 • Total 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation 498.2 m (1,634.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 236

Breg pri Ribnici (pronounced [ˈbɾeːk pɾi ˈɾiːbnitsi]; German: Willingrain[2]) is a settlement northwest of the town of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]


The name of the settlement was changed from Breg to Breg pri Ribnici in 1953.[4] In the past the German name was Willingrain.[2]


Very little remains of the castle that used to dominate the southern end of the settlement. It is first mentioned as an estate in written documents dating to 1241. The castle itself was built in the mid 15th century. By 1810 it was in a very dilapidated state and building material from the castle was used in contemporary buildings in Ribnica.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 13410

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