Fram, Rače–Fram

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Postcard of Fram
Postcard of Fram
Fram is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°27′22.72″N 15°37′45.98″E / 46.4563111°N 15.6294389°E / 46.4563111; 15.6294389Coordinates: 46°27′22.72″N 15°37′45.98″E / 46.4563111°N 15.6294389°E / 46.4563111; 15.6294389
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Rače–Fram
 • Total 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 791

Fram (pronounced [ˈfɾaːm]) is a village in the Municipality of Rače–Fram in northeastern Slovenia. It lies in the eastern foothills of the Pohorje range south of Maribor. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]


The village was first attested in written sources in 1335 as Vraunhaym (and as Frawnhain in 1397, Fraunhain in 1402, and Frauenhaim in 1461). The Slovene name is a contraction of *Fraham, derived from Frauenheim, the name of the noble family that owned the castle there.[3]

Mass grave[edit]

Fram is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Fram Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Fram) is located in a wooded hilly area about 600 m northwest of the village. The grave contains the remains of a small group of local civilians.[4]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was built in 1875 in a Neo-Romanesque style on the site of a chapel belonging to a 13th-century castle that stood to the west of the settlement. The castle was destroyed in a fire in the late 18th century and only ruins are visible today.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Rače–Fram municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 135.
  4. ^ Fram Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference numbers ešd 2969 & 24790

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