Olimje (pronounced [ɔˈliːmjɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Podčetrtek in eastern Slovenia. The area around Podčetrtek was traditionally part of the region of Styria. It is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Olimje
Olimje Castle
Olimje Castle
Olimje is located in Slovenia
Olimje
Olimje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′13.6″N 15°34′8.89″E / 46.153778°N 15.5691361°E / 46.153778; 15.5691361Coordinates: 46°9′13.6″N 15°34′8.89″E / 46.153778°N 15.5691361°E / 46.153778; 15.5691361
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionSavinja
MunicipalityPodčetrtek
Area
 • Total9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation
413.5 m (1,356.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total250
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HistoryEdit

Olimje was created as a settlement in 1995 through the merger of the former settlements of Slake and Sopote.[3]

CastleEdit

Olimje Castle is a 16th-century castle located in the settlement. In the 17th century, when it was converted to a monastery, the monastic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary was built. It is now also the local parish church.[4] A second church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Andrew and is a Late Gothic single nave building dating to the 15th century.[5]

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