Grahovo ob Bači

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Grahovo ob Bači
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Grahovo ob Bači is located in Slovenia
Grahovo ob Bači
Grahovo ob Bači
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′23.12″N 13°51′52.27″E / 46.1564222°N 13.8645194°E / 46.1564222; 13.8645194Coordinates: 46°9′23.12″N 13°51′52.27″E / 46.1564222°N 13.8645194°E / 46.1564222; 13.8645194
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Slovenian Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Tolmin
 • Total 7.47 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation 313.1 m (1,027.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 153

Grahovo ob Bači (pronounced [ˈɡɾaːxɔʋɔ ɔb ˈbaːtʃi]; Italian: Gracova Serravalle[2]) is a village on the Bača River in the Municipality of Tolmin in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[3]


The name of the settlement was changed from Grahovo to Grahovo ob Bači (literally, 'Grahovo on the Bača River') in 1955.[4] The name is believed to have the same origin as Grahovo in the Municipality of Cerknica. If so, it is probably derived from the personal name Grah, which is still preserved as a surname in Slovenia and is probably borrowed from the Old High German name Gracco. The place name would thus mean 'Grah's (village)'. Another possible derivation is from the common noun *grahovišče 'pea field' via the contracted form *grahovše. Direct derivation from the Slovene common noun grah 'pea' is unlikely because of the rarity of such names and the suffixation pattern.[5]

Cultural heritage[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[6]

The village was one of the main filming locations for the 1948 film On Our Own Land.[7]



  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Popačeno Primorje. 1923. Jutro 4(110) (11 May): 2.
  3. ^ Tolmin municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 151.
  6. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Delo 14 November 2008 60th Anniversary of First Slovene Film (Slovene)

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