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Panoramic view from Urslja Gora Mountain (Plesivec) Slovenia - Slovenj Gradec, Ravne na Koroskem, Prevalje... and Austria bedhind...

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This is a Panoramic Photo from Uršlja gora (Plešivec) in Slovenia.
In this view you can see towns Slovenj Gradec, Ravne na Koroškem and Prevalje from right to left.
Just behind the first front of the hills is Austria...

Uršlja Gora is a dispersed settlement on the northern slopes of a hill with the same name to the southwest of Kotlje in the Ravne na Koroškem Municipality in the Carinthia region in northern Slovenia.

Elevation 949.5 m (3,115 ft) taken in May 2009

Panoramic image by Gregor Kervina

Any commercial use or publication of the image, in whole or in part, without prior written authorization of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited.

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