Vuzenica

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Vuzenica

Občina Vuzenica
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Location of the Municipality of Vuzenica in Slovenia
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Vuzenica
Location of the Town of Vuzenica in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°36′N15°10′E / 46.600°N 15.167°E / 46.600; 15.167 Coordinates: 46°36′N15°10′E / 46.600°N 15.167°E / 46.600; 15.167
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Government
   Mayor Franc - Franjo Golob
Area
  Total50.1 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2020) [1] [2]
  Total2,649
  Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
  Town only
1,522
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02 (CEST)

Vuzenica (pronounced  [ʋuzɛˈniːtsa] , German : Saldenhofen [3] ) is a town and a municipality in northern Slovenia. It lies on the right bank of the Drava River and extends south into the Pohorje Hills. The municipality is included in the Carinthia Statistical Region, which is in the Slovenian portion of the historical Duchy of Styria. [4]

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Municipality settlements

In addition to the population center of the riverside town of Vuzenica, the municipality also includes the following settlements, which are much larger in area than the main town, but are sparsely populated dispersed settlements in the mostly wooded Pohorje Hills that rise an additional 330 metres (1,080 ft) above the town:

Vuzenica town history

Vuzenica was first mentioned as a settlement in written documents dating to 1238, but archaeological evidence points to much older settlement of the area with a Roman period burial ground in the town. [5] Of the 13th-century castle above the settlement, only parts of the walls survive. [6]

Vuzenica town church

The parish church in the town is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was built in the mid-13th century on the site of a 12th-century church. It was partly rebuilt and extended in the 14th and 15th centuries. [7] A second church in the town is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and dates to the late 14th century.

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References

  1. Razpotnik, Barica (2020-06-08). "On 1 January 2020, 2,095,861 residents of Slovenia lived in 5,978 settlements; 57 settlements were unpopulated" (Press release). Ljubljana: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia . Retrieved 2021-01-08. final data (XLS attachment)
  2. Prebivalci po spolu, občine in naselja, Slovenija, 1. januar 2020 [Population by sex, municipalities and resorts, Slovenia, 1 January 2020]. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (XLS) (in Slovenian). Ljubljana. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2021-01-08. (note: for Vuzenica, the municipality is at code 141, followed immediately by its settlements at codes 141001–141105)
  3. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1904. p. 264.
  4. Vuzenica municipal site
  5. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 8133
  6. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 8141
  7. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 857