Pako

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Pako
Pako.jpg
Pako is located in Slovenia
Pako
Pako
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°56′23.25″N 14°22′16.59″E / 45.9397917°N 14.3712750°E / 45.9397917; 14.3712750Coordinates: 45°56′23.25″N 14°22′16.59″E / 45.9397917°N 14.3712750°E / 45.9397917; 14.3712750
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Borovnica
Area
 • Total 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 150
[1]

Pako (pronounced [ˈpaːkɔ]; in older sources also Pekel[2]) is a village north of Borovnica in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

Name[edit]

The origin of the name Pako is unknown. The settlement was attested in written sources in 1300 as Pach (and also as Pagk in 1439 and Pakh in 1496).[4] The standardized spelling Pekel was also used.[2][5]

Church[edit]

Saint Nicholas' Church

The local church in Pako is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and belongs to the Parish of Borovnica.[6] A church at the site was first mentioned in written sources in 1526 and the current structure dates from 1717.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 118.
  3. ^ Borovnica municipal site
  4. ^ "Razlaga imen krajev v borovniški dolini." (Slovene)
  5. ^ Weixelburg und Cirknitz. 1912. Map, 1:75,000. Vienna: K. u. k. Militärgeographisches Institut.
  6. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia journal site
  7. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. 1937. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo, p. 337.

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