Velika Vas pri Krškem

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Velika Vas pri Krškem
Velika vas pri Krškem
Velika Vas pri Krškem is located in Slovenia
Velika Vas pri Krškem
Velika Vas pri Krškem
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°55′8.03″N 15°27′30.81″E / 45.9188972°N 15.4585583°E / 45.9188972; 15.4585583Coordinates: 45°55′8.03″N 15°27′30.81″E / 45.9188972°N 15.4585583°E / 45.9188972; 15.4585583
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Krško
Area
 • Total 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation 159.3 m (522.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 267
[1]

Velika Vas pri Krškem (pronounced [ˈʋeːlika ˈʋaːs pɾi ˈkəɾʃkɛm]; Slovene: Velika vas pri Krškem, German: Großdorf[2]) is a village southwest of Leskovec in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. It lies just north of the motorway from Ljubljana to Zagreb. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. 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 Velika vas to Velika vas pri Krškem in 1971.[4] In the past the German name was Großdorf.[2]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Parish of Leskovec pri Krškem. It is a medieval building that was greatly rebuilt in the 19th century.[5]

Other cultural heritage[edit]

Prehistoric and Roman graves have been found in the settlement. Remains of Roman buildings, a villa rustica, a milliarium from the time of Marcus Aurelius, imbrices and tegulae, tesserae, and hundreds of burials point to the proximity of the Roman town of Neviodunum.[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. 78.
  3. ^ Krško municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1961
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 9815

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