Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki
|Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki|
|Traditional region||Lower Carniola|
|Statistical region||Southeast Slovenia|
|• Total||17.45 km2 (6.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||617.8 m (2,026.9 ft)|
Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki (pronounced [ˈmlaːka pɾi kɔˈtʃeːu̯ski ˈɾeːki]; German: Moos) is a settlement in the Municipality of Kočevje in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.
Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki is a scattered settlement north of Primoži in an open valley, along a secondary road that is wooded on both sides. The soil is loamy and sandy. Surrounding hills include Roch's Head (Slovene: Rokova glava, 728 m) to the northeast, Sexton's Head (Cerkvenikova glava, 791 m) to the east, and Wood Hill (Lesna gorica, 686 m) to the west.
The name of the settlement was changed from Mlaka to Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki (literally, 'Mlaka near Kočevska Reka') in 1953. The three villages of Primoži, Koče, and Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki were also referred to collectively in German as Fünfzehnhuben (literally, 'fifteen hides').
Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki was a village settled by Gottschee Germans. Historical records show that the village had one full farm and eight half-farms on 1498, and in 1574 the population included 10 owners of half-farms and three tenant farmers. Before the Second World War, the village had 33 houses. During the Second World War the original population of the village was evicted. After the war, most of the farmland was managed by the Snežnik collective farm.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
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- Ferenc, Mitja. 2007. Nekdanji nemški jezikovni otok na kočevskem. Kočevje: Pokrajinski muzej, p. 4.
- Kočevje municipal site
- Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 232.
- Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
- Handlern at gottscheerland.at[permanent dead link] (in German)
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2787
- Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki on Geopedia
- Pre–World War II map of Mlaka pri Kočevski Reki with oeconyms and family names
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