Klake, Kozje

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Klake is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′8.57″N 15°30′45.91″E / 46.1190472°N 15.5127528°E / 46.1190472; 15.5127528Coordinates: 46°7′8.57″N 15°30′45.91″E / 46.1190472°N 15.5127528°E / 46.1190472; 15.5127528
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Kozje
 • Total 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation 428.1 m (1,404.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 179

Klake (pronounced [ˈklaːkɛ]) is a small dispersed settlement in the Municipality of Kozje in eastern Slovenia. It lies in the hills east of Pilštanj. The area is part of the historical Styria region. The municipality is included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]


The name Klake is derived from the Slovene common noun tlaka through dissimilation (tl- > kl-). The term tlaka originally referred to voluntary collective labor, and later to corvée under feudalism. The name refers to a place where collective labor was performed. Because places with this name generally do not lie near old Roman roads, the suggestion that the name is derived from tlak 'pavement' is unlikely.[3]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Kozje municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 429.

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