Goreljek

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Goreljek
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Goreljek is located in Slovenia
Goreljek
Goreljek
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′55.57″N 13°58′29.3″E / 46.3321028°N 13.974806°E / 46.3321028; 13.974806Coordinates: 46°19′55.57″N 13°58′29.3″E / 46.3321028°N 13.974806°E / 46.3321028; 13.974806
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityBohinj
Area
 • Total13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation
1,257.9 m (4,127.0 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total7
 • Density1/km2 (3/sq mi)
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Goreljek (pronounced [ɡɔˈɾeːljək] or [ɡɔˈɾeːljɛk]) is a high-elevation settlement on the Pokljuka Plateau in the Municipality of Bohinj in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It has less than ten residents, but there are a large number of holiday homes in Goreljek and its immediate area. The northern part of the settlement's territory extends into the Ore Valley (Slovene: Rudna dolina). The local chapel is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and was rebuilt in a modern alpine style in 1996.[2]

History[edit]

Goreljek was first attested in written sources as Gorellegk in 1494,[3][4] and it was originally a mountain pasture belonging to the village of Koprivnik v Bohinju.[4][5] During the Second World War, German forces surrounded and destroyed most of the 3rd Battalion of the Partisans' Prešeren Brigade at Goreljek on December 15, 1943.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Slovenia tourist organisation site
  3. ^ Žiga Zwitter (2013). "Krčenje in agrarna raba gozdov na Gorenjskem v času višinske kolonizacije". In Rogelj, Boštjan; Potočnik Slavič, Irma; Mrak, Irena (eds.). Gorenjska v obdobju glokalizacije. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani. p. 92.
  4. ^ a b Melik, Anton (1950). Planine v Julijskih alpah. Ljubljana: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti. pp. 79, 90.
  5. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo. 1937. p. 533.
  6. ^ Križnar, Ivan (1995). "Pokljuka". Enciklopedija Slovenije. 9. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga. pp. 50–51.

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