|• Mayor||Valentin Južnič|
|• Total||0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
Kostel (pronounced [ˈkɔːstɛu̯]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Kostel in southern Slovenia and is the seat of the municipality. It located on the left bank of the Kolpa River next to the border with Croatia. It is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.
Its main landmark from which the settlement and the municipality are named is Kostel Castle, built on a cliff above the Kolpa Valley. The castle is surrounded by a small market settlement. It dates to the 13th century with various additions over the centuries and was an important defense fortification against Ottoman raids.
Holy Magi Church
- "Tihaboj". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- Kostel municipal site
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 910
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1808
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