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Loka ob Tesnici (until 1955)
Frankolovo is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′20.53″N 15°19′15.24″E / 46.3223694°N 15.3209000°E / 46.3223694; 15.3209000Coordinates: 46°19′20.53″N 15°19′15.24″E / 46.3223694°N 15.3209000°E / 46.3223694; 15.3209000
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Vojnik
 • Total 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation 371.7 m (1,219.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 281

Frankolovo (pronounced [fɾaŋˈkoːlɔʋɔ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Vojnik in eastern Slovenia. It lies on the main road north of Vojnik towards Slovenske Konjice. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]


The older name of the settlement was attested in written sources in 1403–04 as in der Lak (and as in Lokch in 1415–23 and zu Lakg in 1464).[3] The name of the settlement was changed from Loka ob Tesnici to Frankolovo in 1955.[4] The name Frankolovo was variously attested in 1763–87 as Frankole, Francole, and Franole. It is derived from Frank, the name of a district head mentioned in a 1718 rent-roll, and is probably of secondary derivation, ultimately based on a name such as *Frankova vas 'Frank's village'.[3]


Saint Joseph's Church.

The parish church in the village is dedicated to Saint Joseph and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was built between 1787 and 1789 and refurbished in 1822.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Vojnik municipal site
  3. ^ a b Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 135.
  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 2976

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