Selnica, Međimurje County
Selnica is a municipality in Međimurje County, Croatia. There are absolute majority who are Croats; the settlements in the municipality are: Bukovec Donji Koncovčak Donji Zebanec Gornji Zebanec Merhatovec Plešivica Praporčan Selnica Zaveščak Zebanec Selo official website
Bukovec (Frýdek-Místek District)
Bukovec is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has 1,356 inhabitants, 33.6% of the population are the Poles and 87.3% are Roman Catholics. It is the easternmost village of the country and the first village in the Czech Republic through which the Olza River flows, it lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. The village was established by Kazimierz, Duke of Cieszyn in 1353; the name of the village is derived from beech forests that grew there - buk is a Slavic root for beech. The first settlers lived off the logging of local beech forests. After 200 years, the village gained a farming-pasture character. Pastures were established on nearby hills; the number of inhabitants rose slowly. By 1647, only 20 people lived there. Settlers had many children and soon number of inhabitants rose, they lived in wooden houses. Since the 18th century, villagers lived off the transport of salt from Wieliczka to Jabłonków, transport of wood and smithing, they worked in coal mining and metallurgy.
From the interwar period until after World War II, smuggling was widespread, as in other villages near the borders. After Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire a modern municipal division was introduced in the re-established Austrian Silesia; the village as a municipality was subscribed to the political district of Cieszyn and the legal district of Jablunkov. According to the censuses conducted in 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910 the population of the municipality grew from 844 in 1880 to 1,071 in 1910 with the majority being native Polish-speakers accompanied by German-speaking and Czech-speaking people. In terms of religion in 1910 the majority were Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants; the village was traditionally inhabited by Silesian Gorals, speaking Jablunkov dialect. After World War I, fall of Austria-Hungary, Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, it became a part of Czechoslovakia. Following the Munich Agreement, in October 1938 together with the Zaolzie region it was annexed by Poland, administratively adjoined to Cieszyn County of Silesian Voivodeship.
It was annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia. From 1975 to 1990 the village was administratively a part of Jablunkov; the village has been traditionally Roman Catholic. The first church was built in June 1939. Bukovec is still locally known for its slow pace of lifestyle. Villagers keep all religious traditions. Many of the traditional old wooden houses can still be seen. Cicha, Irena. Olza od pramene po ujście. Český Těšín: Region Silesia. ISBN 80-238-6081-X. Official website
Pohronský Bukovec is a village and municipality in Banská Bystrica District in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1563; the municipality lies at an altitude of 530 metres and covers an area of 14.771 km². It had a population of 105 people on 31 December 2013. Http://en.e-obce.sk/obec/pohronskybukovec/pohronsky-bukovec.html
Bukovec (Domažlice District)
Bukovec is a village and municipality in Domažlice District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 5.84 square kilometres, has a population of 73. Bukovec lies 17 kilometres north of Domažlice, 33 km south-west of Plzeň, 117 km south-west of Prague. Czech Statistical Office: Municipalities of Domažlice District
Bukovec, Velike Lašče
Bukovec is a small remote settlement in the hills on the edge of the Municipality of Velike Lašče in Slovenia. Traditionally the area is part of the Lower Carniola region, it is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region. The name Bukovec is derived from the common noun bukev'beech'. Like similar toponyms in Slovenia, it referred to the local vegetation. In the past the German name was Bukowitz. During the Second World War, the Partisans took refuge in Bukovec and the commands of various Partisan brigades operated in the area. On 22 March 1942, Italian forces burned all of the houses in the village. Bukovec is the site of three known mass graves associated with the Second World War; the Mačkovec Mass Grave is located in the woods southeast of the settlement. Its location is marked by crosses cut into the trunks of two trees, it contained the remains of about 40 prisoners of war members of the Anti-Communist Volunteer Militia, that were taken from the prison in Ribnica and murdered at the site on 27 or 28 October 1943 by the Partisan Loka Brigade.
In October 2013 the remains were reburied at the cemetery in Begunje pri Cerknici. The Italian Soldiers Mass Grave is located in the woods south of Bukovec, below the north slope of Mačkovec Hill, it contains the remains of Italian soldiers. The Romani Mass Grave is located in the woods south of Bukovec near the Janez Klančar Grave in the territory of neighboring Selo pri Robu, marked with a cross, it contains the remains of Romani murdered at the site by a Partisan group led by Stane Semič. Bukovec on Geopedia Media related to Bukovec, Velike Lašče at Wikimedia Commons
Brigita Bukovec is a retired Slovenian hurdler who won an Olympic silver medal in 1996. During the Olympics she set a personal best time with 12.59 seconds. She stopped competing on top level after the 1999 season. Brigita Bukovec at IAAF