Stari Grad, Krško

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Stari Grad
Stari Grad pri Vidmu (until 1990)
Stari Grad is located in Slovenia
Stari Grad
Stari Grad
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°56′49.79″N 15°32′16.76″E / 45.9471639°N 15.5379889°E / 45.9471639; 15.5379889Coordinates: 45°56′49.79″N 15°32′16.76″E / 45.9471639°N 15.5379889°E / 45.9471639; 15.5379889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Krško
Area
 • Total 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation 156.8 m (514.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 237
[1]

Stari Grad (pronounced [ˈstaːɾi ˈɡɾaːt]; German: Oedenschloß[2]) is a settlement east of the town of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Styria. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Stari Grad pri Vidmu to Stari Grad in 1990.[4] In the past the German name was Oedenschloß.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Stari Grad is the site of a mass grave from the end of the Second World War. The Stari Grad Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Stari Grad) is located on the north side of the road from Krško to Brežice. It contains the remains of an unknown number of Croatian refugees.[5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas (Slovene: sveti Miklavž) and belongs to the Parish of Videm–Krško. It is a Baroque church, built in 1627 to commemorate the victims of the plague.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 72.
  3. ^ Krško municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Stari Grad Mass Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3487

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