Breg ob Kokri

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Breg ob Kokri
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Breg ob Kokri is located in Slovenia
Breg ob Kokri
Breg ob Kokri
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°17′25.79″N 14°25′6.79″E / 46.2904972°N 14.4185528°E / 46.2904972; 14.4185528Coordinates: 46°17′25.79″N 14°25′6.79″E / 46.2904972°N 14.4185528°E / 46.2904972; 14.4185528
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Preddvor
Area
 • Total 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Elevation 454.6 m (1,491.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 105
[1]

Breg ob Kokri (pronounced [ˈbɾeːk ɔp ˈkoːkɾi]; German: Ranndorf[2]) is a village on the right bank of the Kokra River in the Municipality of Preddvor in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Breg to Breg ob Kokri in 1955.[4] In the past the German name was Ranndorf.[2]

Church[edit]

The village church is dedicated to Saint Leonard. Although it has a Baroque belfry, it has one of the best preserved medieval interiors in Slovenia. At the end of the nave a painted archway leading into the sanctuary has two layers of frescos with depictions of Saint George and the Dragon, Saint Leonard, and Saint Nicholas. The frescos date to the mid-15th century. The unique wooden ceiling is painted with 30 individual scenes and dates to circa 1480. The vault above the altar is also painted. The original stained glass was stolen, but copies of the original have been installed in its place. The gilded altars are from the late 17th century.[5]

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. 54.
  3. ^ Preddvor municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Slovenian Tourist Board site[permanent dead link]

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