Otiški Vrh

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Otiški Vrh
Otiški Vrh is located in Slovenia
Otiški Vrh
Otiški Vrh
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′18.69″N 15°2′5.45″E / 46.5718583°N 15.0348472°E / 46.5718583; 15.0348472Coordinates: 46°34′18.69″N 15°2′5.45″E / 46.5718583°N 15.0348472°E / 46.5718583; 15.0348472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Carinthia
Municipality Dravograd
Area
 • Total 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation 345.7 m (1,134.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 879
[1]

Otiški Vrh (pronounced [ɔˈtiːʃki ˈʋəɾx]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills southeast of Dravograd in the Styria region in northern Slovenia.

Geography[edit]

The Mislinja River joins the Meža River from the right north of the village of Otiški Vrh, only a couple of hundred meters before the Meža joins the Drava River.

History[edit]

In 2004, the settlement of Bukovje was administratively separated from Otiški Vrh.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Otiški Vrh is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Bavh Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Pod Bavhom) is located below the Bavh farm in the western part of the settlement, 300 m northeast of the main road, on the steep edge of a wooded slope by a large pine tree. It contains the remains of unidentified victims.[3]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is a pilgrimage church dedicated to Saint Peter. It is built on a hill known as Kronska gora, high above the Mislinja Valley. It is a Baroque building with a two-storey entrance facade and a double belfry built between 1745 and 1750. A second church to the east of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Oswald. It is a Late Gothic church with 17th-century wall paintings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ "Bukovje, Dravograd". Place Names (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Bavh Mass Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference numbers 295 and 3229

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