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Zrece

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Zreče is a town and a municipality in northeast Slovenia. It lies on the slopes of Pohorje in the upper valley of the Dravinja River. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region. In 2002 it had a population of 6,245, growing to 6,443 according to the 2008 census. Zreče became a single settlement in 1987 when the villages of Zgornje Zreče, Spodnje Zreče, and Nova Dobrava (known as Dobrava until 1953) were united. The economy is centred on tourism, especially in the winter months with the ski resort at Rogla. A proportion of the population is also employed in agriculture.GeographyZreče is located 100km northeast of Ljubljana, 42km from Maribor, 25km from Celje and 4km from Slovenske Konjice. The municipality covers an area of 67km2 at the foothills of the Pohorje range between 360 and 1517 metres above sea level. The central part of the municipality is highly segmented with much of the northern part with hills with an altitude of over 1000m above sea level and a continental climate.HistoryArchaeological evidence from the area has pointed to Neolithic settlement of the area. The earliest written sources date to the end of the 10th century when the area was divided into a number of ecclesiastical and secular domains.
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