Vinica, Črnomelj

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Vinica
Skyline of Vinica
Vinica is located in Slovenia
Vinica
Vinica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°27′40.86″N 15°15′12.77″E / 45.4613500°N 15.2535472°E / 45.4613500; 15.2535472Coordinates: 45°27′40.86″N 15°15′12.77″E / 45.4613500°N 15.2535472°E / 45.4613500; 15.2535472
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionWhite Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
MunicipalityČrnomelj
Area
 • Total0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation
184.4 m (605.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total210
[1]

Vinica (pronounced [ˈʋiːnitsa]; German: Weinitz,[2] Gottscheerish: Bainits[3]) is a village on the left bank of the Kolpa River in the Municipality of Črnomelj in the White Carniola area of southeastern Slovenia, right on the border with Croatia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[4]

The local parish church is dedicated to the Holy Cross (Slovene: Sveti Križ) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It was built in the early 16th century, but owes its current Baroque look to a major remodelling in the first half of the 18th century.[5]

Vinica was the birthplace of the Slovene poet, translator, and playwright Oton Župančič. The house in which he was born in 1878 burned down in a fire in 1888, but in 1951 a small museum to the poet was set up in the building that replaced it.[6] In recent years the museum has been enlarged. The upper floor of the museum is dedicated to important people from White Carniola.

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. 8.
  3. ^ Hans Tschinkel, Grammatik der Gottscheer Mundart
  4. ^ Črnomelj municipal site
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2656
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 814

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