Podkraj pri Velenju

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Podkraj pri Velenju
Podkraj pri Velenju is located in Slovenia
Podkraj pri Velenju
Podkraj pri Velenju
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°20′59.87″N 15°5′6.86″E / 46.3499639°N 15.0852389°E / 46.3499639; 15.0852389Coordinates: 46°20′59.87″N 15°5′6.86″E / 46.3499639°N 15.0852389°E / 46.3499639; 15.0852389
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Velenje
Area
 • Total 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Elevation 510.6 m (1,675.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 626
[1]

Podkraj pri Velenju (pronounced [pɔtˈkɾai̯ pɾi ʋɛˈlɛːnju]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Velenje in northern Slovenia. It lies in the Ložnica Hills (Slovene: Ložničko gričevje) southwest of the town of Velenje. The area was traditionally part of Styria. The entire municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Podkraj to Podkraj pri Velenju in 1955.[3]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint James (Slovene: sveti Jakob) and belongs to the Parish of Velenje–Saint Mary. It dates to the late 16th century and was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Velenje municipal site
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3405

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