Čekovnik

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Čekovnik
Čekovnik is located in Slovenia
Čekovnik
Čekovnik
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°58′48.26″N 13°59′17.38″E / 45.9800722°N 13.9881611°E / 45.9800722; 13.9881611Coordinates: 45°58′48.26″N 13°59′17.38″E / 45.9800722°N 13.9881611°E / 45.9800722; 13.9881611
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Idrija
Area
 • Total 17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Elevation 647.4 m (2,124.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 144
[1]

Čekovnik (pronounced [tʃɛˈkoːu̯nik]; German: Tschekaunik[2]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills west of Idrija in the traditional Littoral region of Slovenia.[3] In addition to Čekovnik itself, the settlement includes the hamlets of Hleviše, Nikova, and Osojni Vrh.[4]

History[edit]

Farming in Čekovnik is meager, and traditionally the economy of the village was based on forestry. Until 1926, timber was harvested and floated down Šihtenpoh Creek. A wooden dam was built on the creek in 1868 to aid log driving. During the Second World War, the local farmers were involved in support activities for the Partisans' Pavla field hospital. A memorial to this activity was unveiled in 1966.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Čekovnik include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 124.
  3. ^ Idrija municipal site
  4. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 68.

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