Velike Poljane, Ribnica

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Velike Poljane
Velike Poljane is located in Slovenia
Velike Poljane
Velike Poljane
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′52.53″N 14°41′8.13″E / 45.7979250°N 14.6855917°E / 45.7979250; 14.6855917Coordinates: 45°47′52.53″N 14°41′8.13″E / 45.7979250°N 14.6855917°E / 45.7979250; 14.6855917
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
Area
 • Total 2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Elevation 630.6 m (2,068.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 127
[1]

Velike Poljane (pronounced [ˈʋeːlikɛ pɔˈljaːnɛ]; German: Großpölland[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. It lies in the hills east of the main road and railway line from Ljubljana to Ribnica at Ortnek. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Joseph and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. It was built in 1900.[4] A second church, built next to the cemetery 1 km south of the settlement, is dedicated to Saint Thomas and dates to the 16th century with 17th-century alterations.[5]

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. 50.
  3. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2647
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2648

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