Poljane nad Škofjo Loko

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Poljane nad Škofjo Loko
Poljane nad Škofjo Loko is located in Slovenia
Poljane nad Škofjo Loko
Poljane nad Škofjo Loko
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′15.28″N 14°11′4.97″E / 46.1209111°N 14.1847139°E / 46.1209111; 14.1847139Coordinates: 46°7′15.28″N 14°11′4.97″E / 46.1209111°N 14.1847139°E / 46.1209111; 14.1847139
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Gorenja Vas–Poljane
Area
 • Total 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 398.9 m (1,308.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 390
[1]

Poljane nad Škofjo Loko (pronounced [pɔˈljaːnɛ nat ˈʃkoːfjɔ ˈloːkɔ]; German: Pölland[2]) is a settlement in the Poljane Sora Valley in the Municipality of Gorenja Vas–Poljane in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

St. Martin's Parish Church[edit]

The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Martin and was originally a Gothic building that was pulled down and rebuilt in the 1720s, probably by Matija Maček (c. 1657–1737) from the Poljane Valley.[4] The second, Baroque, structure was blown up by the Partisans in 1944 and finally totally demolished in 1956. When this happened, remnants of the original church were found and some carved pieces of stone from the site are kept in the Škofja Loka museum. The current church was built in 1967 and the belfry was replaced in the 1990s.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Poljane include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 60.
  3. ^ Gorenja Vas–Poljane municipal site
  4. ^ Resman, Blaž (2003). "Mački". Acta historiae artis Slovenica (8): 94. 
  5. ^ Cultural Heritage in the Municipality of Gorenja Vas–Poljane (Slovene)

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