Praše (pronounced [ˈpɾaːʃɛ]; German: Prasche[2]) is a village on the right bank of the Sava River in the Municipality of Kranj in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3] It lies west of Lake Trboje, the reservoir of the Mavčiče Hydroelectric Plant on the Sava River.[4]

Praše
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Praše is located in Slovenia
Praše
Praše
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°11′36.62″N 14°24′5.16″E / 46.1935056°N 14.4014333°E / 46.1935056; 14.4014333Coordinates: 46°11′36.62″N 14°24′5.16″E / 46.1935056°N 14.4014333°E / 46.1935056; 14.4014333
CountrySlovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityKranj
Area
 • Total0.91 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
Elevation
362.1 m (1,188.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total224
[1]

NameEdit

Praše was attested in historical sources as Praschach in 1291, Prasschach in 1318, Pratschach in 1383, and Prasach in 1500,[5] all reflecting the locative inflection of the village's feminine plural name.

ChurchEdit

 
Saint Mary Magdalene Church

The church in Praše is dedicated to Mary Magdalene. It was mentioned in written sources in the 15th century and was reworked in the Baroque style in the mid-19th century. It contains a gilded altar with a painting of Mary Magdalene by Gašper Porenta (1870–1930).[6]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Praše include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 54.
  3. ^ Kranj municipal site
  4. ^ "Naselja: Mavčiče". Geopedia.si. Geodetski inštitut Slovenije; Synergise, d. o. o. May 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Praše". Slovenska historična topografija. ZRC SAZU Zgodovinski inštitut Milka Kosa. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman (1968). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 166.

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