Veliki Otok

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Veliki Otok
Veliki Otok is located in Slovenia
Veliki Otok
Veliki Otok
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′58.57″N 14°11′43.08″E / 45.7829361°N 14.1953000°E / 45.7829361; 14.1953000Coordinates: 45°46′58.57″N 14°11′43.08″E / 45.7829361°N 14.1953000°E / 45.7829361; 14.1953000
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Inner Carniola–Karst
Municipality Postojna
Area
 • Total 17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Elevation 539.8 m (1,771.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 148
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Veliki Otok (pronounced [ˈveːliki ˈɔːtɔk]; Italian: Ottocco Grande) is a village north of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. The entrance to Postojna Cave lies immediately east of the village. A second karst cave, known as Otok Cave (Slovene: Otoška jama), lies 1 km north of the settlement.[2]

The church in the centre of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Catherine. A second church on a small hill close to the entrance to Otok Cave is dedicated to Saint Andrew. Both belong to the Parish of Postojna.[3]

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