Podgrad, Ilirska Bistrica

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Podgrad in 1955
Podgrad in 1955
Podgrad is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°31′20.24″N 14°8′34.29″E / 45.5222889°N 14.1428583°E / 45.5222889; 14.1428583Coordinates: 45°31′20.24″N 14°8′34.29″E / 45.5222889°N 14.1428583°E / 45.5222889; 14.1428583
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Littoral–Inner Carniola
Municipality Ilirska Bistrica
 • Total 12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 548.3 m (1,798.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 607

Podgrad (pronounced [pɔdˈɡɾaːt] or [ˈpɔːdɡɾat]; Italian: Castelnuovo d'Istria) is a village southwest of Ilirska Bistrica in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia.[2]

Unmarked grave[edit]

Podgrad is the site of an unmarked grave from the end of the Second World War. The Cemetery Grave (Slovene: Grobišče na pokopališču) is located in the village cemetery and contains the remains of a German soldier from the 97th Corps that fell at the beginning of May 1945. Its exact location is unknown.[3]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saints Cyril and Methodius and belongs to the Koper Diocese. There is a second church in the settlement dedicated to Saint James.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Podgrad include:


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