Velika Polana

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Velika Polana

Nagypalina
9225 Velika Polana, Slovenia - panoramio.jpg
Velika Polana is located in Slovenia
Velika Polana
Velika Polana
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′19″N 16°20′50″E / 46.57194°N 16.34722°E / 46.57194; 16.34722Coordinates: 46°34′19″N 16°20′50″E / 46.57194°N 16.34722°E / 46.57194; 16.34722
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionPrekmurje
Statistical regionMura
MunicipalityVelika Polana
Area
 • Total7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Elevation
166.6 m (546.6 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total870

Velika Polana (pronounced [ˈʋeːlika ˈpoːlana]; Hungarian: Nagypalina[2]) is a town in Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Velika Polana.

It has been designated a "stork village" (i.e., a settlement with 10 or more stork nests). It was also the home of the Slovene writer Miško Kranjec. The house where he was born (which is also the tourist information office) can be visited.[3] The village is surrounded by fenland and fields of sunflowers, pumpkins, and wheat. Črnec Creek, a tributary of the Ledava, flows past the settlement.[4] The best way to explore the area is by cycling or walking the numerous trails.

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was built in 1924.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Velika Polana include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naselje Velika Polana". Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Vengušt, Jernej. 1919. Seznamek prekmurskih občin (krajev) z označbo pošte in zemljevidom. Radgona, p. 11.
  3. ^ "Velika Polana municipal site". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  4. ^ Savnik, Roman (1980). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 113.
  5. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia site

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