Pekre

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Pekre
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Pekre is located in Slovenia
Pekre
Pekre
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°32′37.62″N 15°35′30.08″E / 46.5437833°N 15.5916889°E / 46.5437833; 15.5916889Coordinates: 46°32′37.62″N 15°35′30.08″E / 46.5437833°N 15.5916889°E / 46.5437833; 15.5916889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Maribor
Area
 • Total 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 317.9 m (1,043.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,100
[1]

Pekre (pronounced [ˈpeːkɾɛ]) is a settlement southwest of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. It belongs to the City Municipality of Maribor.[2]

The local landmark is the church on top of a small hill to the east of the main settlement. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows and was built as a pilgrimage church between 1832 and 1835. There are also four small chapel-shrines along the road leading up to the church.[3]

The first military clash between the Yugoslav People's Army and the Slovenian Territorial Defence in Slovenia's war of independence happened in Pekre on 23 May 1991.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Maribor municipal site
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 3103
  4. ^ "20. obletnica pekrskih dogodkov" [20th Anniversary of the Pekre Events - the Introduction to the Independence War]. MMC RTV Slovenia. 21 May 2011. 

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