Črni Kal

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Črni Kal
Crni Kal.jpg
Črni Kal is located in Slovenia
Črni Kal
Črni Kal
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°33′0.01″N 13°52′42.38″E / 45.5500028°N 13.8784389°E / 45.5500028; 13.8784389Coordinates: 45°33′0.01″N 13°52′42.38″E / 45.5500028°N 13.8784389°E / 45.5500028; 13.8784389
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 1.47 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
Elevation 252.9 m (829.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 191
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Črni Kal (Italian: San Sergio) is a village in southwestern Slovenia in the Municipality of Koper.[2] It is best known today for the Črni Kal viaduct, the highest bridge in Slovenia.

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The village has some good examples of traditional Karst architecture. One such monument is the Benko House, built in 1489 by stonemasons Andrej (Andrew) and Benko (Benjamin) as indicated by an inscription on the building: Andreas et Benco construxerunt. This makes it oldest surviving farmhouse in the Koper area and is also the oldest signed and dated secular building in all of Slovenia. It stands on the lower edge of the village core and is made of chiseled limestone and marlstone blocks. It comprises two buildings with inscriptions in the Glagolitic alphabet on the facade. The older building is the main house, with Romanesque as well as late-Gothic features.[3]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and belongs to the Parish of Predloka.[4]

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