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Lož is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°43′33.43″N 14°28′7.47″E / 45.7259528°N 14.4687417°E / 45.7259528; 14.4687417Coordinates: 45°43′33.43″N 14°28′7.47″E / 45.7259528°N 14.4687417°E / 45.7259528; 14.4687417
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Littoral–Inner Carniola
Municipality Loška Dolina
 • Total 6.52 km2 (2.52 sq mi)
Elevation 589.7 m (1,934.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 539

Lož (pronounced [ˈloːʃ] (About this sound listen), German: Laas[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Loška Dolina in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.


Originally the settlement that is now Stari Trg pri Ložu was called Lož, but in 1341 a new settlement was begun around Lož Castle and the name of the older settlement as well as its market rights were adopted by the new settlement. The older settlement began to be referred to as Stari trg (literally, 'old market town' in Slovene; German: Altenmarkt). The new settlement was granted town privileges in 1477.[3]


There are two churches in the settlement. The church in the centre of the town is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1428. During Ottoman raids in the late 15th century the church was fortified and a wall was built around the town. The second church is outside the town at the cemetery and is dedicated to Saint Roch. It was built in 1635 after an oath by locals in a 1631 outbreak of bubonic plague.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 130.
  3. ^ Loška Dolina municipal site
  4. ^ Local cultural heritage on the Loška Dolina municipal site (in Slovene)

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