Zgornja Velka

Zgornja Velka (pronounced [ˈzɡoːɾnja ˈʋeːlka]) is a dispersed settlement in the Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice) southeast of Sladki Vrh in the Municipality of Šentilj in northeastern Slovenia.[2]

Zgornja Velka
Village
Postcard of Zgornja Velka
Postcard of Zgornja Velka
Zgornja Velka is located in Slovenia
Zgornja Velka
Zgornja Velka
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°40′35.39″N 15°46′13.99″E / 46.6764972°N 15.7705528°E / 46.6764972; 15.7705528Coordinates: 46°40′35.39″N 15°46′13.99″E / 46.6764972°N 15.7705528°E / 46.6764972; 15.7705528
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalityŠentilj
Area
 • Total7.96 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Elevation
402.8 m (1,321.5 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total798
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The parish church, built on a hill in the southern part of the settlement, is dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was originally built in the late 17th century and rebuilt as a pilgrimage church in 1791.[3]

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