Gorica, Krško

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Gorica
Gorica is located in Slovenia
Gorica
Gorica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°54′1.96″N 15°28′46.82″E / 45.9005444°N 15.4796722°E / 45.9005444; 15.4796722Coordinates: 45°54′1.96″N 15°28′46.82″E / 45.9005444°N 15.4796722°E / 45.9005444; 15.4796722
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Krško
Area
 • Total 4.63 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 287
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Gorica (pronounced [ɡɔˈɾiːtsa]) is a village south of Drnovo in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[2]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Paul and belongs to the Parish of Leskovec pri Krškem. It has a rectangular Romanesque nave which was extended in the 18th century when a vaulted sanctuary was added.[3]

A number of Roman graves and an aedicula have been found in the area, indicating the southern extent of the nearby Nevidonium necropolis. Nearby a Roman potter's kiln was also uncovered.[4]

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