Poljčane

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Poljčane
Poljcane-panorama.jpg
Poljčane is located in Slovenia
Poljčane
Poljčane
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°18′48.68″N 15°34′44.78″E / 46.3135222°N 15.5791056°E / 46.3135222; 15.5791056Coordinates: 46°18′48.68″N 15°34′44.78″E / 46.3135222°N 15.5791056°E / 46.3135222; 15.5791056
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalityPoljčane
Area
 • Total2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Elevation
261.6 m (858.3 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total1,118

Poljčane (pronounced [pɔlˈtʃaːnɛ]) is a settlement in northeastern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Poljčane. It lies 35 km south of Maribor and 35 km northeast of Celje. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. The town lies in the Dravinja Valley north of Mount Boč. It is a crossing of two important regional roads, the route from Maribor to Rogaška Slatina and the route from Celje to Ptuj. The railway line from Ljubljana to Maribor runs through the settlement, and the town has a railway station. There are also a primary school, a health centre, a post office, two supermarkets, several small inns and bars, and some restaurants.

Poljčane is a popular starting point for excursions to Mount Boč, a popular destination for day trips with mountain bikes or on foot. The top of the mountain offers a beautiful view of eastern Slovenia.

Economy[edit]

The town has some industry; mostly wood production, construction, and electronics. The surrounding area is also heavily cultivated. Many people commute to work to Slovenska Bistrica, Pragersko, Maribor, Slovenske Konjice, and Celje.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naselje Poljčane". Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. Retrieved February 10, 2020.

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