Vrhpolje, Vipava

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Vrhpolje
Vrhpolje v Vipavski dolini.jpg
Vrhpolje is located in Slovenia
Vrhpolje
Vrhpolje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°51′52.76″N 13°57′45.66″E / 45.8646556°N 13.9626833°E / 45.8646556; 13.9626833Coordinates: 45°51′52.76″N 13°57′45.66″E / 45.8646556°N 13.9626833°E / 45.8646556; 13.9626833
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Vipava
Area
 • Total 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Elevation 137.5 m (451.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 568
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Vrhpolje (pronounced [ʋəɾxˈpoːljɛ]) is a settlement in the Vipava Valley north of the town of Vipava in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Unmarked graves[edit]

Vrhpolje is the site of two unmarked graves from the Second World War. The Church Grave (Slovene: Grobišče ob cerkvi) is located in the middle of the tree-lined avenue by the parish church. It contains the remains of a German soldier killed near Vipava during the war.[3] The Zavetnik Farm Grave (Grobišče Zavetnikov grunt) lies in the woods below a vineyard, about 1 km north-northeast of the parish church. It contains the remains of the Slovene civilian Marija Krapež from Malo Polje, who was murdered by the Partisans in November 1943.[4]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saints Primus and Felician and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[5]

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