Topovlje

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Topovlje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°16′18.45″N15°3′53.55″E / 46.2717917°N 15.0648750°E / 46.2717917; 15.0648750 Coordinates: 46°16′18.45″N15°3′53.55″E / 46.2717917°N 15.0648750°E / 46.2717917; 15.0648750
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Braslovče
Area
  Total 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Elevation 288.4 m (946.2 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 105
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Topovlje (pronounced  [tɔˈpoːu̯ljɛ] ) is a settlement on the right bank of the Savinja River in the Municipality of Braslovče in Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region. [2]

Savinja river in Slovenia

The Savinja is a river in northeast Slovenia which flows mostly in the Upper and Lower Savinja Valley and through the cities of Celje and Laško. The Savinja is the main river of the Savinja Alps. It flows into the Sava River at the town of Zidani Most. It has often flooded, such as in the 1960s, 1990, and 1995. The Savinja has a length of 101.75 kilometres (63.22 mi) and a catchment area of 1,847.7 km2 (713.4 sq mi).

Municipality of Braslovče Municipality in Slovenia

The Municipality of Braslovče is a municipality in northern Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Braslovče. Most of the municipality, with the exception of the northern part of the village of Letuš, lies on the right bank of the Savinja River. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.

Slovenia republic in Central Europe

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a sovereign state located in southern Central Europe at a crossroads of important European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.07 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.

A small simple roadside chapel-shrine in the settlement dates to the third quarter of the 19th century. [3]

Wayside shrine religious image, usually in some sort of small shelter, placed by a road or pathway

A wayside shrine is a religious image, usually in some sort of small shelter, placed by a road or pathway, sometimes in a settlement or at a crossroads, but often in the middle of an empty stretch of country road, or at the top of a hill or mountain. They have been a feature of many cultures, including Catholic and Orthodox Europe and Shinto Japan.

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