Velika Polana

Velika Polana
Občina Velika Polana
Town and Municipality

Location of the Municipality of Velika Polana in Slovenia
Velika Polana

Location of the Town of Velika Polana in Slovenia

Coordinates: 46°34′N 16°21′E / 46.567°N 16.350°E / 46.567; 16.350Coordinates: 46°34′N 16°21′E / 46.567°N 16.350°E / 46.567; 16.350
Country  Slovenia
  Mayor Damijan Jaklin
  Total 18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
  Total 1,511
  Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Velika Polana (pronounced [ˈʋeːlika ˈpoːlana]; Hungarian: Nagypalina,[2] Prekmurje Slovene: Velka Polana, or Völka Polana, German: Teufelslochn) is a town and a municipality in Slovenia.

It has been officially designated a "stork village" (i.e., a settlement with 10 or more storks’ nests). It was also the home of the Slovene writer Miško Kranjec. The house where he was born (which is also the tourist information office) can be visited.[3] The village is surrounded by fenland and fields of sunflowers, pumpkins, and wheat. The best way to explore the area is by cycling or walking the numerous trails.

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was built in 1924.[4]


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