Hrastje, Maribor

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Hrastje
Hrastje is located in Slovenia
Hrastje
Hrastje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°32′26.82″N 15°34′54.94″E / 46.5407833°N 15.5819278°E / 46.5407833; 15.5819278Coordinates: 46°32′26.82″N 15°34′54.94″E / 46.5407833°N 15.5819278°E / 46.5407833; 15.5819278
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Maribor
Area
 • Total 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 354.7 m (1,163.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 511
[1]

Hrastje is a settlement southwest of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. It belongs to the Municipality of Maribor.[2]

Name[edit]

The name Hrastje is derived from the Slovene common noun hrast 'oak', referring to the local vegetation.[3]

Church[edit]

On the slopes of the Pohorje range, at the highest point of the settlement's territory on a hill overlooking Maribor, lie the ruins of a local church dedicated to Saint Wolfgang (Slovene: sveti Bolfenk). It was built at the end of the 15th century and was disused from 1785 onward. By 1869 it was already a ruin and began to be used as a mountain hut.[4] A small chapel and the belfry have been restored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Maribor municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 163.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 9030

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