Prestranek

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Prestranek
Prestranek is located in Slovenia
Prestranek
Prestranek
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°43′50.64″N 14°10′57.94″E / 45.7307333°N 14.1827611°E / 45.7307333; 14.1827611Coordinates: 45°43′50.64″N 14°10′57.94″E / 45.7307333°N 14.1827611°E / 45.7307333; 14.1827611
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Inner Carniola–Karst
Municipality Postojna
Area
 • Total 3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Elevation 545 m (1,788 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 724
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Prestranek (pronounced [pɾɛˈstɾaːnək]; Italian: Prestrane) is a settlement south of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Prestranek is the location of Prestranek Castle, an estate first mentioned in written sources in 1581. In 1728 it was bought by Emperor Charles VI and managed together with the Lipica stud farm. It operated as a royal farm until the First World War, when it was taken over by the army. After the Second World War it was again revived as part of the Lipica Estate. In the 1990s it was privatized and now operates as an equestrian centre.[3]

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