Prevalje is a settlement in northern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Prevalje. It lies in the traditional Slovenian province of Carinthia. Prevalje lies in a valley where the Meža River emerges from a narrow gorge, full of fluvioglacial sediments. To the north the settlement is bounded by the Strojna, Stražišče, and Dolga Brda hills. To the south are Navrski vrh (605 meters or 1,985 feet) and Riflov vrh (726 meters or 2,382 feet).
|• Mayor||Matija Tasič|
|• Total||58.1 km (22.4 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2018)|
|• Density||120/km (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
The area around Prevalje was settled in prehistoric times, attested by archeological finds which include a bronze axe of the Hallstatt culture. In 1860, approximately 50 Roman marble slabs were found in the riverbed below today’s cellulose and cardboard factory at Paloma in Zagrad. The stones belonged to a large tomb on the Roman road from Celeia to Virunum. At the nearby Brančurnik pub, a Roman sarcophagus known as the Brančurnik Bench (Slovene: Brančurnikova klop) can be seen.
One of the last battles of the Second World War in Europe, the Battle of Poljana, was fought nearby on 14 and 15 May 1945 between the Yugoslav army and retreating Axis forces. In 2010, Slovenian officials discovered a mass grave containing the remains of approximately 700 men and women killed by units of KNOJ in 1945.
The historical center of Prevalje is on the left bank of the Meža, on the north edge of the valley, in the hamlet of Na Fari around the parish church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, known locally as Mary on the Lake (Slovene: Marija na jezeru). It was originally a late Romanesque building, first mentioned in written documents dating to 1335, but the current church dates to 1890. A second historical centre lies around the confluence of Leše Creek (Slovene: Leški potok) with the Meža. This is where the first industrial companies were established at the beginning of the 18th century, laying the foundations for rapid economic development of the area.
The history of Prevalje is the history of ironworks, since the ironworks factory located in Prevalje was the strongest in this part of Europe up to its closing. The municipality boasts a rich cultural history: the Roman stones excavated in Zagrad, two wonderful Gothic churches above Leše, the Štopar Bridge, an incredible technical monument, the former seat of the St. Mohor’s Society publishing house (Mohorjeva družba), and the idea of the reading badge for schoolchildren, which was born here. You most certainly need to visit the Šentanel tourist village, take a walk to Poljana, where the soldiers fought the final battles of WWII in Europe, as well as the Holmec border crossing, which saw one of the most important battles in the 1991 independence war for Slovenia. The Single Trail Park at Jamnica attracts mountain bikers from all around the world.
Prevalje was an important ironworking centre. The development of the town was closely connected the iron industry. Even today the processing industry forms an important basis for the economy of Prevalje, followed by trade, metal processing, traffic and building industry. In recent years services and tourism have also increased.
The biggest companies in the Prevalje as of 2003 include Lesna (furniture industry), Koratur (coach and bus companies), Prevent (textile industry), Lek (pharmaceuticals), Jamnica (trade), Paloma (paper industry), and Instalater (engineering, services). There are also several elementary schools, a nursery school, preschools, a medical clinic, a bank, and a post office in the town.
Prevalje Stadium, also named Športni park Ugasle peči, is a multi-purpose stadium in Prevalje. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of DNŠ Korotan. The stadium was built in 1942 and is currently able to accommodate 500 seated spectators. NK Korotan Prevalje, now defunct, competed in the Slovenian PrvaLiga for nine seasons.
Župan/Mayor dr. Matija Tasič, tel: (02) 824 61 00
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ODDELEK ZA PREMOŽENJSKOPRAVNE ZADEVE IN UREJANJE OKOLJA
Emilija Ivančič – vodja oddelka
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Lucija Širnik – poslovna sekretarka VI
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ODDELEK ZA PRORAČUN IN FINANCE
Veronika Šart – računovodja VII/2
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Barbara Kričej – računovodja VI/I
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Mateja Voler – računovodja VI
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ODDELEK ZA DRUŽBENE DEJAVNOSTI IN SPLOŠNO GOSPODARSKE ZADEVE
mag. Marija Orešnik – višja svetovalka
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ODDELEK ZA KOMUNALNO CESTNO GOSPODARSTVO
Janja Sekavčnik – svetovalka II
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Lavra Borovnik – svetovalka III
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Bernarda Gradišnik – višja svetovalka I
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Simon Radič – vzdrževalec – email@example.com
MEDOBČINSKA UPRAVA OBČIN MEŽIŠKE DOLINE IN OBČINE DRAVOGRAD
Eva Vivod – svetovalka I
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Urška Španinger Ekart – svetovalka III
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