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Obrov is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′33.31″N 14°5′11.59″E / 45.5425861°N 14.0865528°E / 45.5425861; 14.0865528Coordinates: 45°32′33.31″N 14°5′11.59″E / 45.5425861°N 14.0865528°E / 45.5425861; 14.0865528
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Hrpelje-Kozina
 • Total 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Elevation 579.3 m (1,900.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 187

Obrov (pronounced [ɔˈbɾoːu̯]; Italian: Obrovo Santa Maria) is a village in the Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]


Obrov was first attested in written sources in 1763–87 as Obrova and Obroa. The name is derived from the Slovene common noun obrov 'steep slope between two level areas', referring to a local landscape feature.[3]


The local church is dedicated to the Annunciation and belongs to the Parish of Hrušica.[4]

Mass grave[edit]

Obrov is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Kaser Cave Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Kaserova jama) is located along the road southwest of Obrov and northeast of Golac. The human remains in the cave are believed to be those of German soldiers and Slovene civilians.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Hrpelje-Kozina municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 288.
  4. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008
  5. ^ Kaser Cave Mass Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)

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