Šmartno ob Paki

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Šmartno ob Paki
Občina Šmartno ob Paki
Settlement and Municipality
Postcard of Šmartno ob Paki
Postcard of Šmartno ob Paki
Location of the Municipality of Šmartno ob Paki in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Šmartno ob Paki in Slovenia
Šmartno ob Paki is located in Slovenia
Šmartno ob Paki
Šmartno ob Paki
Location of the settlement of Šmartno ob Paki in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′47″N 15°1′57″E / 46.32972°N 15.03250°E / 46.32972; 15.03250Coordinates: 46°19′47″N 15°1′57″E / 46.32972°N 15.03250°E / 46.32972; 15.03250
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Alojz Podgoršek
Area
 • Total 18.2 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 2,909
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Šmartno ob Paki is a settlement and a small municipality in the lower Paka Valley in northern Slovenia. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Savinja statistical region.[2]

The parish church from which the settlement gets its name (Šmartno < *Šmartən < *šent Martin 'Saint Martin') is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dated to 1256. The current building dates to the 18th century but some 15th-century frescos are preserved in the belfry.[3]

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