Medvedjek, Trebnje

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Medvedjek
Medvedjek is located in Slovenia
Medvedjek
Medvedjek
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°55′54.03″N 14°55′4.27″E / 45.9316750°N 14.9178528°E / 45.9316750; 14.9178528Coordinates: 45°55′54.03″N 14°55′4.27″E / 45.9316750°N 14.9178528°E / 45.9316750; 14.9178528
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Trebnje
Area
 • Total 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation 374.7 m (1,229.3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 62
[1]

Medvedjek (pronounced [mɛˈdʋeːdjɛk]; in older sources also Medvešček,[2] German: Bärnberg[2]) is a settlement east of Veliki Gaber in the Municipality of Trebnje in eastern Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

History[edit]

On 28 June 1991 during the Slovenian Independence War a Yugoslav People's Army tank column came under attack at a truck barricade at Medvedjek. Six truck drivers were killed in an air raid that followed. In 1993 a monument to commemorate the events was unveiled at the site.[4]

Medvedjek was a hamlet of Veliki Gaber until 1992, when it was administratively separated and made an independent settlement.[5]

Cultural heritage[edit]

The A2 motorway crosses the settlement's territory. When it was being built in the early 1980s an Iron Age and Roman-period burial ground was uncovered and partially excavated.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 99.
  3. ^ Trebnje municipal site
  4. ^ "EŠD 10175". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: Medvedjek, Trebnje
  6. ^ "EŠD 10177". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 

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