Tirna

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Tirna
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°6′15.92″N14°54′25.65″E / 46.1044222°N 14.9071250°E / 46.1044222; 14.9071250 Coordinates: 46°6′15.92″N14°54′25.65″E / 46.1044222°N 14.9071250°E / 46.1044222; 14.9071250
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Sava
Municipality Zagorje ob Savi
Area
  Total4.97 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Elevation
599.6 m (1,967.2 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total155
[1]

Tirna (pronounced  [ˈtiːɾna] ) is a settlement west of Šentlambert in the Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi in central Slovenia. Its territory extends southwards right to the left bank of the Sava River. The area is part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region. [2]

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Church

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Saints Primus and Felician Church

The local church is dedicated to Saints Primus and Felician and belongs to the Parish of Sveta Gora. It is a 16th-century building that was expanded in the 19th century. [3]

Mass grave

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The Blaž Cave Mass Grave

Tirna is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War. The Blaž Cave Mass Grave (Slovene : Grobišče Blažetova jama) is located about 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) west of the settlement, along a forest road. It contains the remains of about 150 Slovene civilians from the prison in Litija that were murdered here in May, June, and July 1945. [4] The cave is 45 metres (148 ft) deep. [5]

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References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Zagorje ob Savi municipal site
  3. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1861
  4. Ferenc, Mitja (December 2009). "Grobišče Blažetova jama". Geopedia (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: Služba za vojna grobišča, Ministrstvo za delo, družino in socialne zadeve. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  5. "Blažetova jama". eCadaster of Caves. Society for Cave Exploration, Ljubljana. Retrieved March 12, 2023.