List of caves in Slovenia

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The following article is a list of caves in Slovenia. About 43% of Slovenian territory is of karst nature and over 11,500 caves (2015) are known in Slovenia.

List of caves by number of visitors[edit]

The following show caves were the most visited in 2008 (ordered by the number of visitors):[1]

  1. Postojna Cave: 548,424 visitors
  2. Škocjan Cave: 100,299 visitors
  3. Hell Cave: 13,638 visitors
  4. Predjama Cave: 6,133 visitors
  5. Cross Cave: 4,935 visitors
  6. Mayor Cave: 4,008 visitors
  7. Pivka Cave and Black Cave: 3,509 visitors

List of caves by length[edit]

  1. Migovec System, length (m): 37,200, depth (m): −975, location: the Tolminka River surroundings
  2. Postojna Cave (Slovene: Postojnska jama) (system), length (m): 24,120 m, depth (m): −115, location: Pivka Basin, river: Pivka
  3. Predjama (system), length (m): 13,092, depth (m): −143, location: Pivka Basin, river: Lokva, Belščica
  4. Kačna jama, length (m): 12,750, depth (m): −280, location: Divača Karst, river: underground Notranjska Reka river
  5. Pološka jama, length (m): 10,800, depth (m): −704, location: zaledje Tolminke
  6. Črnelsko brezno, length (m): 11,450, depth (m): −1,198, location: Rombonski podi
  7. Cross Cave (Slovene: Križna jama), length (m): 8,273, depth (m): −32 location: Lož Karst Field, rivers: Farovščica and Bloščica (only in high waters)
  8. Mala Boka/BC4(cave), length (m): 8,168, depth (m): −1,319, location: Bovec[2]
  9. Karlovice (system), length (m): 8,057, depth (m): −12, location: Cerknica Karst Field, rivers: Cerkniščica and other outflows from the Cerknica Karst Field
  10. Planina Cave (Slovene: Planinska jama), length (m): 6,656, depth (m): −65, location: Planina Karst Field, rivers: Rak and Pivka
  11. Dimnice, length (m): 6,020, depth (m): −134, location: Materija Lowland, rivers: sink stream of Velike Loče (blind valley)
  12. Brezno pri gamsovi glavici, length (m): 6,000, depth (m): −817, location: Bohinjske planine
  13. Škocjan Caves (Slovene: Škocjanske jame), length (m): 5,800, depth (m): −250, location: Divača Karst, river: Reka
  14. Najdena jama, length (m): 4,987, depth (m): −121, location: Planina Karst Field, river: Unica
  15. Zelške jame, length (m): 4,742, depth (m): −45, location: Rak Škocjan, river: Rak
  16. Podpeška jama, length (m): 4,390, depth (m): −20, location: Dobrepolje
  17. Čehi 2, length (m): 5,291, depth (m): −1,502, location: Rombonski podi - deepest abyss in Slovenia
  18. Logarček, length (m): 4,334, depth (m): −120, location: Planina Karst Field
  19. Velika ledena jama v Paradani, length (m): 4,090, depth (m): −650, location: Trnovo Forest Plateau
  20. Molička peč (system),length (m): 3,827, depth (m): −1,135, location: Dleskovec Plateau
  21. Skalarjevo brezno, length (m): 3,485, depth (m): −911, location: Kaninski podi
  22. Brezno pod Moličko pečjo, length (m): 3,009, depth (m): −533, location: Dleskovec Plateau
  23. Weaver Cave (Slovene: Tkalca jama), length (m): 2,885, depth (m): −71, location: Rak Škocjan
  24. Beško-Ocizeljski sistem,length (m): 2,780, depth (m): −150, location: Podgorje Karst Plateau
  25. Hotiško-Slivarski sistem, length (m): 2,644, depth (m): −180, location: Materija Lowland
  26. J4, length (m): 2,640, depth (m): −520, location: Rombonski podi
  27. Vandima, length (m): 2,500, depth (m): −1,182, location: Rombonski podi
  28. Huda Luknja, length (m): 2,339, depth (m): −119, location: Paka Valley
  29. Jazbina v Rovnjah, length (m): 2.233, depth (m): −160, location: Materija Lowland
  30. Viršnica, length (m): 2,139, depth (m): −62, location: Račna Karst Field
  31. Gorjanska jama, length (m): 2,054, depth (m): −153, location: Mežakla
  32. Podstenska jama, length (m): 1,984, depth (m): −65, location: Mala gora (Ribnica)
  33. Vipava Cave, length (m): 1,932, depth (m): −64, location: Vipava Valley
  34. Ponor polne lune, length (m): 1,873, depth (m): −370, location: Banjšice
  35. Kostanjeviška jama, length (m): 1,813, depth (m): −47, location: Gorjanci
  36. Renejevo brezno, length (m): 1,700, depth (m): −1,068, location: Kaninski podi
  37. Osapska jama, length (m): 1,607, depth (m): −54, location: Podgorje Karst Plateau
  38. Željne Caves (Slovene: Željnske jame), length (m): 1,600, depth (m): −12, location: Kočevsko polje
  39. Kamniška jama, length (m): 1,570, depth (m): −226, location: Kamniška Bistrica
  40. Križna jama 2, length (m): 1,565, depth (m): −80, location: Lož Karst Field, river: Farovščica
  41. Pekel, 1.310 length (m): 1,310, depth (m): −40, location: Ponikva Karst Plateau (Polzela)
  42. Tajna jama 1, length (m): 1,300, depth (m): −30, location: Ponikva Karst Plateau (Polzela)
  43. Brezno pri Leški planini, length (m): 1,264, depth (m): −536, location: Jelovica
  44. Botrova jama, length (m): 1,250, depth (m): −516, location: Bohinjske planine
  45. Vodna jama v Lozi, length (m): 1,235, depth (m): −75, location: Slavinski ravnik (Prestranek)
  46. Lipiška jama, length (m): 1,194, depth (m): −230, location: Sežana Karst Plateau
  47. Ljubljanska jama, length (m): 1,120, depth (m): −310, location: Kamniška Bistrica
  48. Ledeno špičje, length (m): 1,118, depth (m): −255, location: Krnsko pogorje
  49. Izvir Bilpa, length (m): 1,100, depth (m): −41, location: Kolpa valley
  50. Medvedjak, length (m): 1,092, depth (m): −129, location: Materija Lowland
  51. Jama v Kofcah, length (m): 1,090, depth (m): −103, location: Big Pasture Plateau
  52. Prepadna jama, length (m): 1,080, depth (m): −148, location: Kolpa valley
  53. C 11 (Možnica), length (m): 1,074, depth (m): −644, location: zaledje Loške Koritnice
  54. Snežna jama na planini Arto, length (m): 1,062, depth (m): −75, location: Raduha
  55. Kmetov brezen, length (m): 1,049, depth (m): −41, location: Hotenjski ravnik (Hotedršica)
  56. Čendova jama, length (m): 1,040, depth (m): −126, location: Bača Gorge
  57. Hrušiške ponikve, length (m): 1,036 −152, location: Materija Lowland
  58. Lekinka, length (m): 1,032 −17, location: Pivka Basin
  59. Kamenšca, length (m): 1,023 −147, location: Materija Lowland
  60. Martinska jama pri Markovščini, length (m): 1,004 −120, location: Materija Lowland
  61. Novokrajska jama, length (m): 1,000, depth (m): −113, location: Jelšanska brda
  62. Brezno pod Velbom, length (m): 1,000, depth (m): −852, location: Kaninski podi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Letno število obiskovalcev izbranih naravnih znamenitosti v Sloveniji" [The Yearly Number of Visitors of Selected Natural Landmarks in Slovenia]. Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.
  2. ^ "Kataster jam, kat. št. 3200" [Slovenian Cave Registry, Cave No. 3200]. Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

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