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Gradnik is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°40′16.39″N 15°14′31.84″E / 45.6712194°N 15.2421778°E / 45.6712194; 15.2421778Coordinates: 45°40′16.39″N 15°14′31.84″E / 45.6712194°N 15.2421778°E / 45.6712194; 15.2421778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Semič
 • Total 2.05 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Elevation 295.4 m (969.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 68

Gradnik (pronounced [ˈɡɾaːdnik]) is a village in the Municipality of Semič in Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Gradnik is the site of a mass grave from the Second World War. The Pintarca Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Pintarca) is located on the southwest slope of a large sinkhole about 700 m east of Omota. It contains the remains of four to six people killed by the Partisans in October 1943.[3]


The local church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and belongs to Parish of Semič. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1523 and was restyled in the Baroque in the 18th century.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Semič municipal site
  3. ^ Pintarca Mass Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)
  4. ^ "EŠD 2255". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

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