Log pod Mangartom

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Log pod Mangartom
Bretto
Log pod Mangartom iz Koritnice.jpg
Log pod Mangartom is located in Slovenia
Log pod Mangartom
Log pod Mangartom
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°24′21.27″N 13°36′11.29″E / 46.4059083°N 13.6031361°E / 46.4059083; 13.6031361Coordinates: 46°24′21.27″N 13°36′11.29″E / 46.4059083°N 13.6031361°E / 46.4059083; 13.6031361
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Slovenian Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Bovec
Area
 • Total 40.55 km2 (15.66 sq mi)
Elevation 643.7 m (2,111.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 139
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Log pod Mangartom (pronounced [ˈloːk pod ˈmaːnɡaɾtɔm]; sometimes Log pod Mangrtom, Italian: Bretto) is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It comprises Gornji Log and Spodnji Log, lies within Triglav National Park, and is surrounded by 15 peaks with an elevation of over 2000 m, giving it a unique atmosphere and making it an attractive starting point for hikers.[2]

The road from Bovec to Tarvisio over the Predil Pass and the Predel Viaduct (the viaduct has the longest arch (85 m) in the Alps) runs through the settlement. Between Gornji Log and Spodnji Log is the entrance to the 4.5 km (2.8 mi.) Štoln drainage tunnel leading through Ovčja gora of the Kolovrat Range to the former lead mine in Cave del Predil, Italy. The tunnel was opened in 1903 and was used for a railway during World War I and later for transport of miners and political refugees escaping from the Communist Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Stephen. It was built at the end of the 18th century and later rebuilt. Frescos by the Impressionist painter Ivan Grohar in the sanctuary depict the stoning of Saint Stephen. It also contains a late 15th-century wooden sculpture of The Virgin enthroned as Queen and a Baroque painting of Saint Sebastian.[3]

In November 2000, a landslide destroyed a large part of the village and took the lives of seven people.[4]

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