Krška Vas, Brežice

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Krška Vas
Krška Vas is located in Slovenia
Krška Vas
Krška Vas
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°53′31.94″N 15°34′15.92″E / 45.8922056°N 15.5710889°E / 45.8922056; 15.5710889Coordinates: 45°53′31.94″N 15°34′15.92″E / 45.8922056°N 15.5710889°E / 45.8922056; 15.5710889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Brežice
Area
 • Total 3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Elevation 146.8 m (481.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 496
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Krška Vas (Slovene: Krška vas, German: Munkendorf[2]) is a village on the left bank of the Krka River, at its confluence with the Sava, in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included in the Lower Sava statistical region.[3]

The village church is dedicated to Saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus and belongs to the parish of Cerklje ob Krki. It was built in the 16th century and some of the original wall paintings are preserved. The single nave has flat roof and a multi-angular star vaulted sanctuary. The western facade was remodeled in Baroque style in the 18th century.[4]

On the right bank of the Sava River in the Central Sava Valley (Slovene: Zasavje), to the north of the main settlement, a late medieval settlement was abandoned and never resettled after it was destroyed by severe flooding in 1781. The area is now considered an archaeological site, although it has not been excavated. Field surveys and aerial photography in the Trnje area of Krška Vas indicate the presence of foundations of buildings from the Roman era.[5]

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