Laze, Velenje

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Laze is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°20′36.07″N 15°7′52.86″E / 46.3433528°N 15.1313500°E / 46.3433528; 15.1313500Coordinates: 46°20′36.07″N 15°7′52.86″E / 46.3433528°N 15.1313500°E / 46.3433528; 15.1313500
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Velenje
 • Total 3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation 381.5 m (1,251.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 422

Laze (pronounced [ˈlaːzɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Velenje in northern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Styria. The entire municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

The ruins of Švarcenštajn Castle (Slovene: Grad Švarcenštajn, German: Schwarzenstein) stand south of the settlement. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1360 as Swarczenstain. It was a four-sided 14th-century building around an inner courtyard, of which only one side with a turret over the entrance remains today.[3]


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