Zgornja Bistrica

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Zgornja Bistrica
Zgornja Bistrica is located in Slovenia
Zgornja Bistrica
Zgornja Bistrica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′9.96″N 15°32′39.9″E / 46.4027667°N 15.544417°E / 46.4027667; 15.544417Coordinates: 46°24′9.96″N 15°32′39.9″E / 46.4027667°N 15.544417°E / 46.4027667; 15.544417
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalitySlovenska Bistrica
Area
 • Total2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Elevation
328.1 m (1,076.4 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total540
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Zgornja Bistrica (pronounced [ˈzɡoːɾnja ˈbiːstɾitsa]; German: Oberfeistritz) is a settlement on the northwestern outskirts of Slovenska Bistrica in northeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included with the rest of the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]

Mass graves[edit]

Zgornja Bistrica is the site of two known mass graves from the period immediately after the Second World War. Both are located northwest of the settlement, and the entrances have been reinforced with concrete and sealed with a metal door. The Pit A Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče v rovu A) is a former mine shaft and bunker next to the Impol factory. The grave contained the remains of 231 adult civilians that were exhumed in 2001.[3] The Pit B Mass Grave (Grobišče v rovu B) is located 50 m northwest of the first. It contained the remains of 200 adult civilians that were exhumed in 2002.[4]

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