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Prevalje

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Prevalje (ˈpɾeːʋaljɛ; German: Prävali) is a town 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 town is bounded by the Strojna, Stražišče, and Dolga Brda hills. To the south are Navrski vrh () and Riflov vrh (). History 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 (Brančurnikova klop) can be seen. One of the last battles of the Second World War in Europe, the Battle of Poljana, was
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