|Town and Municipality|
Postcard of Podlehnik
Location of the Municipality of Podlehnik in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Marko Maučič|
|• Total||46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
Podlehnik (pronounced [pɔˈdleːxnik]) is a settlement and a municipality in the Haloze Hills in eastern Slovenia. The area traditionally belonged to the region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.
The settlement developed around 13th-century Lehnik Castle. The castle was destroyed during Ottoman raids in 1532 and very few traces of it remain (foundations of a tower and a defense ditch). What was originally the castle chapel is now the local church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and was expanded in the 16th and 18th centuries.
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