Hočko Pohorje

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Hočko Pohorje
Hočko Pohorje
Hočko Pohorje
Hočko Pohorje is located in Slovenia
Hočko Pohorje
Hočko Pohorje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°30′1.25″N 15°34′13.47″E / 46.5003472°N 15.5704083°E / 46.5003472; 15.5704083Coordinates: 46°30′1.25″N 15°34′13.47″E / 46.5003472°N 15.5704083°E / 46.5003472; 15.5704083
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Hoče–Slivnica
 • Total 11.34 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation 838.6 m (2,751.3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 416

Hočko Pohorje (pronounced [ˈxoːtʃkɔ ˈpoːxɔɾjɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Hoče–Slivnica in northeastern Slovenia. It lies in the eastern Pohorje Hills south of Maribor. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Hočko Pohorje is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War. The Hočko Pohorje Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Hočko Pohorje) is located at two sites north of the hamlet of Legvanjčani in the neighboring settlement of Slivniško Pohorje. They are marked by wooden poles 50 cm tall. The first site is a depression left of a cross, measuring 3.5 × 1.5 m. The second is right of the cross and measures 2.5 × 1.5 m. They contain the remains of civilians and/or prisoners of war transported to the Pohorje Hills from Maribor and its surroundings and murdered in May and June 1945.[3]

Radar tower[edit]

The radar tower at Ledinekov Kogel

The Slovene military radar station RP-2 (RP referring to radarska postaja, i.e. "radar station") is situated at Ledinekov Kogel, a hill on the territory of Hočko Pohorje. It is managed by the 16th Air Space Surveillance Battalion (sl) and operates a long-range radar of the model Ground Master 403 that along another such radar at Ljubljana Peak in Mirke (central Slovenia) covers the Slovene air-space. The radar station at Ledinekov Kogel was built in 2005 and initially operated a radar of the model AN/TPS-70, whereas the GM 403 radar was set up in 2011.


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