Ravne, Šoštanj

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Ravne
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′1.31″N15°3′44.75″E / 46.4003639°N 15.0624306°E / 46.4003639; 15.0624306 Coordinates: 46°24′1.31″N15°3′44.75″E / 46.4003639°N 15.0624306°E / 46.4003639; 15.0624306
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Šoštanj
Area
  Total14.04 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Elevation
391.6 m (1,284.8 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total1,062
[1]

Ravne (pronounced  [ˈɾáːwnɛ] ; German : Raune [2] ) is a settlement in the Municipality of Šoštanj in northern Slovenia. It lies in the Mozirje Hills (Slovene : Mozirske planine) north of the town of Šoštanj. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The entire municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region. [3]

The local church is dedicated to the Holy Spirit and belongs to the Parish of Šoštanj. It dates to the second half of the 16th century. [4] The ruins of Forhtenek Castle, a 14th-century castle destroyed in a peasants' revolt in 1635, are still visible on a hill above the settlement. [5]

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References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1904. p. 272.
  3. Šoštanj municipal site
  4. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3434
  5. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 4334