Lavrica is a stretched dormitory settlement in the municipality Škofljica. It is fairly elongated and urbanized suburban settlement on the edge of the Ljubljana marshes. The core of the settlement is located besides the old main road Ljubljana – Novo mesto. Before WWII it was only a hamlet next to the railway station on railway Ljubljana – Grosuplje, but after the war the settlement became independent with incorporation of Daljna vas, Bagna Gorica, Srednja vas and part of Škofljica, later also Sela pri Rudniku. On eastern side of the settlement are ranging three marshy inlets – narrow valley Dovca, narrow valley and inlet Grivka, through which flows the stream Grivka. On the western side of the settlement are arable lands and meadows on marshy black soil.
In this area the highest hill Molnik, with height 582.5 meters, is located, on eastern edge of Ljubljana basin. It belongs to a set of humpchains, which connects foothills of Polhograjski dolomiti through Rožnik, Ljubljana castle, Golovec and Orle with Dolenski humpchain in Zasavje hillchain. Together with the mentioned points it is forming a natural barrier and separates Ljubljana field from Ljubljana marshes. At the same time it closes passages in directions north – south and east – west, with that it represents a set of strategically important points.
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Municipality Škofljica lies in the central part of Slovenia. It covers the far south-eastern edge of the Ljubljana Marshes with indentations, Želimlje valley and hilly part from Orle and Molnik, which rises towards Vrh above Želimlje to the foot of mountain St. Ahac. [_Read more_]