Visoko pri Poljanah

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Visoko pri Poljanah
The Visoko estate
The Visoko estate
Visoko pri Poljanah is located in Slovenia
Visoko pri Poljanah
Visoko pri Poljanah
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′35.4″N 14°12′43.43″E / 46.126500°N 14.2120639°E / 46.126500; 14.2120639Coordinates: 46°7′35.4″N 14°12′43.43″E / 46.126500°N 14.2120639°E / 46.126500; 14.2120639
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Škofja Loka
Elevation 380.3 m (1,247.7 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 24
[1]

Visoko pri Poljanah (pronounced [ʋiˈsɔːkɔ pɾi pɔˈljaːnax]; German: Wisoko[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Škofja Loka in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Visoko to Visoko pri Poljanah in 1953.[3] In the past the German name was Wisoko.[2]

Visoko estate[edit]

The Visoko estate in the Poljane Valley is part of this settlement. It comprises two large farms, first mentioned in documents as early as the 13th century. The Kalan farm was arranged by the writer and politician Ivan Tavčar into his manor. In his best-known work, The Visoko Chronicles, Tavčar describes events taking place on this estate in the 17th century, when the Kalan family were overlords of the entire valley. There is a bronze statue of the writer by the sculptor Jakob Savinšek close to the manor house. Tavčar is also buried at Visoko.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 60.
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.

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