Kostel, Kostel

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Kostel
Dounset
Kostel Castle
Kostel is locatit in Slovenia
Kostel
Kostel
Location o Kostel in Slovenie
Coordinates: 45°30′31.84″N 14°54′36.03″E / 45.5088444°N 14.9100083°E / 45.5088444; 14.9100083Coordinates: 45°30′31.84″N 14°54′36.03″E / 45.5088444°N 14.9100083°E / 45.5088444; 14.9100083
Kintra  Slovenie
Municipality Kostel
Govrenment
 • Mayor Valentin Južnič
Aurie
 • Total 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Tot 10
 • Density 18/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Kostel is a dounset in the Municipality o Kostel in soothren Slovenie. It locatit on the left bank o the Kolpa River next tae the border wi Croatie. It is pairt o the tradeetional region o Lawer Carniola an is now includit in the Sootheast Slovenie statistical region.[2]

Its main landmark frae which the dounset an the municipality are namit is Kostel Castle, built on a clint abuin the Kolpa Valley. The castle is surroondit bi a sma mercat settlement. It dates tae the 13t century wi various additions ower the centuries an wis an important defense fortification against Ottoman raids.[3]

The local kirk is dedicatit tae the Magi an belangs tae the pairish o Fara pri Kočevju. It is a single-nave Late Gothic biggin that wis refurbished in the Baroque style in the 18t century.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Tihaboj". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. Kostel municipal site
  3. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 910
  4. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1808

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