Pasja vas (local name)
1911 postcard of Dekani
|• Total||6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||76.1 m (249.7 ft)|
Dekani was first attested in written sources in 1328 as Decani (and in 1423 as Villae Canis). The name is derived from the noble family de Cani. Locally, the name was misunderstood as derived from Italian cane 'dog', leading to the local designation Pasja vas (literally, 'dog village'), the demonym Pesjan, and the associated adjective pesjanski.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Koper municipal site
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 107.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008
- Media related to Dekani at Wikimedia Commons
- Dekani on Geopedia (map, aerial photograph)
- Dekani on Google Maps (map, photographs, street view)
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