Toško Čelo

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Toško Čelo
Toško Čelo viewed from the west
Toško Čelo viewed from the west
Toško Čelo is located in Slovenia
Toško Čelo
Toško Čelo
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°5′0.15″N 14°25′6.69″E / 46.0833750°N 14.4185250°E / 46.0833750; 14.4185250Coordinates: 46°5′0.15″N 14°25′6.69″E / 46.0833750°N 14.4185250°E / 46.0833750; 14.4185250
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Ljubljana
Area
 • Total 1.39 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Elevation 551.6 m (1,809.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 22
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Toško Čelo (pronounced [ˈtoːʃkɔ ˈtʃɛːlɔ]) is a settlement in the hills west of capital Ljubljana in central Slovenia, accessible by a paved road running along the ridge above the Kucja Valley. It belongs to the City Municipality of Ljubljana. The area was part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Second World War[edit]

During the Second World War a Partisan courier connection operated through Toško Čelo from November 1941 to March 1942, connecting Ljubljana and Upper Carniola. It was maintained by a three-member armed patrol; messages were collected at the checkpoint below Toško Čelo and then relayed to the checkpoint at Medno Hill (Slovene: Medenski hrib) on the German side of the border.[3] Today a memorial to the Partisan couriers stands below the settlement. Italian forces burned the village to the ground on 19 March 1943.[3] The village was entirely rebuilt after the war.

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