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Prigorica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°42′47.26″N 14°44′38.37″E / 45.7131278°N 14.7439917°E / 45.7131278; 14.7439917Coordinates: 45°42′47.26″N 14°44′38.37″E / 45.7131278°N 14.7439917°E / 45.7131278; 14.7439917
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
 • Total 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
Elevation 485.2 m (1,591.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 456

Prigorica (pronounced [pɾiɡɔˈɾiːtsa]; German: Büchelsdorf[2]) is a village immediately north of Dolenja Vas in the Municipality of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]


The local church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and belongs to the Parish of Dolenja Vas. It is an 18th-century church that was rebuilt in 1855 and thoroughly renovated between 2005 and 2008.[4]


During the Second World War, a number of civilians from Prigorica were murdered on 28 July 1942 and buried in the Žiglovica Cave Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Jama Žiglovica) in Ribnica.[5]


  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. 48.
  3. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1785
  5. ^ Žiglovica Cave Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)

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