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Mavčiče is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°10′55.88″N 14°24′19.12″E / 46.1821889°N 14.4053111°E / 46.1821889; 14.4053111Coordinates: 46°10′55.88″N 14°24′19.12″E / 46.1821889°N 14.4053111°E / 46.1821889; 14.4053111
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Kranj
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation 360.1 m (1,181.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 413

Mavčiče (pronounced [ˈmaːu̯tʃitʃɛ]; German: Mautschitsch[2]) is a village on the right bank of the Sava River in the Municipality of Kranj in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3] It lies southwest of Lake Trboje, a reservoir of the Mavčiče Hydroelectric Plant, which is located in the village.[4]


Mavčiče was attested in written sources in 1439 as Maltschitz and Maltzitz (and as Maltschitsch in 1455 and Malczicz in 1464). The name may be derived from *Malъčiťi, a plural patronymic from the personal name *Malъkъ, thus referring to an early inhabitant. An alternate theory is based on the transcription Vuizilinesteti from 973; if this is derived from Old High German luizili 'small' + stat 'town', and if it refers to Mavčiče, then the name could be derived from the plural demonym *Mal(ovьsь)čiťane (literally, 'residents of a small village'). However, this hypothesis is phonologically and morphologically problematic.[5] In the past the German name was Mautschitsch.[2]

Hydroelectric plant[edit]

The Mavčiče Hydroelectric Plant began operating in 1987 and has an average yearly capacity of 61 GWh. In 2006 and 2007 solar panels with a capacity of 72 kW·h were mounted on its southern face, making it the largest solar power production unit in Slovenia to date.[6]


Conversion of Paul Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Conversion of Paul.[7] It was first mentioned in documents dating to the 15th century, but the current building dates to the 1820s.[8]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 54.
  3. ^ Kranj municipal site
  4. ^ "Naselja: Mavčiče". Geodetski inštitut Slovenije; Synergise, d. o. o. May 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 255.
  6. ^ Sava Electric Plants site
  7. ^ Družina RC Church journal site
  8. ^ Trbojsko Jezero, a green nest of Gorenjska; European Union and Government of Slovenia co-financed project

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