Zlatoličje (pronounced [zlatɔˈliːtʃjɛ]) is a village on the right bank of the Drava River southeast of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. It lies in the Municipality of Starše in an area that is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2] South of the settlement is a 136 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectricity, opened in 1969. A solar power plant is set on the river banks.[3]

Zlatoličje is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°27′22.36″N 15°47′24.3″E / 46.4562111°N 15.790083°E / 46.4562111; 15.790083
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
 • Total7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
237 m (778 ft)
 • Total744


Zlatoličje was attested in written sources in 1220–30 and later as Goldarn (and as Goldsdorf in 1320). The Slovene name is derived from the common noun zlatolika 'golden willow' (Salix alba var. vitellina), referring to local vegetation. A less likely derivation is from Slavic *zoltolykъ 'gold seeker'.[4]

Cultural heritageEdit

The village chapel with a small belfry was built in 1900.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Starše municipal site
  3. ^ Todorović, Igor (29 September 2022). "Solar power plant inaugurated at Zlatoličje hydropower plant in Slovenia". Balkan Green Energy News.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 482.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine reference number ešd 20312

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