Vas, Kostel

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Vas is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°28′20.84″N 14°52′21.79″E / 45.4724556°N 14.8727194°E / 45.4724556; 14.8727194Coordinates: 45°28′20.84″N 14°52′21.79″E / 45.4724556°N 14.8727194°E / 45.4724556; 14.8727194
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Kostel
 • Total 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation 222.8 m (731.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 67

Vas (pronounced [ˈʋaːs]) is a small village on the left bank of the Kolpa River southwest of Fara in the Municipality of Kostel in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]


The Vas–Fara volunteer fire department became a founding unit of the Kočevje municipal fire department on 28 August 1955.[3]

Cultural heritage[edit]

There is a small chapel-shrine in the settlement dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It dates to the early 20th century.[4]


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