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, Vojnik, Slovenia



Vojnik is the largest settlement and the centre of the Municipality of Vojnik in eastern Slovenia. It lies on the Hudinja River, north of Celje. Traditionally the area was part of the Lower Styria region. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.Locals make their living from farming, but there are also many small businesses. Vojnik was first mentioned as a borough in 1306. There were many fires in the town, and the town even burned to the ground in 1839.NameVojnik was first attested in written sources in 1165 as de Hoheneke . The medieval German forms of the name are the result of folk etymology. The name is derived from *Xvojьnikъ, from Slavic *xvoja 'fir, spruce'. Accentual evidence makes the name's derivation from *vojьnikъ 'soldier' unlikely. In the past, the standard German name of the town was Hochenegg.ChurchesThe parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew (sveti Jernej) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It is a Neo-Romanesque building dating to 1899. A second church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Florian. It dates to the mid-15th century and has a Gothic sanctuary with a 17th-century nave.