Raka, Krško

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Raka
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Raka is locatit in Slovenia
Raka
Raka
Location in Slovenie
Coordinates: 45°55′42.74″N 15°22′56.3″E / 45.9285389°N 15.382306°E / 45.9285389; 15.382306Coordinates: 45°55′42.74″N 15°22′56.3″E / 45.9285389°N 15.382306°E / 45.9285389; 15.382306
KintraFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenie
Tradeetional regionLawer Carniola
Statistical regionLawer Sava
MunicipalityKrško
Area
 • Total1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation
263.8 m (865.5 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Tot345
 • Density278/km2 (720/sq mi)
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Raka (pronounced [ˈɾaːka]; German: Arch[2]) is a veelage in the Municipality o Krško in eastren Slovenie. The aurie wis tradeetionally pairt o Lawer Carniola. It is nou includit wi the rest o the municipality in the Lawer Sava Statistical Region.[3] The veelage is kent for a quality variety o ingan.[4]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Raka wis attestit in written soorces in 1161 as Arch (an as Archa in 1249, an Arch in 1279). The Slovene name is derivit frae the common noun raka 'firthen claddin preventin watter erosion o a bank' or 'claddit chute carryin watter tae a mill'. Baith the Slovene an German names are ultimately derivit frae Laitin arca 'box'.[5]

Kirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Lawrence's Kirk

The pairish kirk in the centre o the dounset is dedicatit tae Saunt Lawrence an belangs tae the Roman Catholic Diocese o Novo Mesto. It is a Late Baroque kirk biggit atween 1799 an 1804 on the steid o an earlier biggin. It haes twa belfries.[6]

Raka Castle[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Raka Castle
Raka Castle (1995)

Raka Castle is a castle wast o the main dounset. It is ane o the auldest castles in Slovenie as far as written soorces are concerned, mentioned in documents datin tae the 12t century. It wis destroyed in a peasant revolt in 1515. The current biggin dates tae the major refurbishin an rebiggin in the late 18t an early 19t centuries.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 78.
  3. Krško municipal site
  4. "Raška č'bula" (in Slovenian). MMC RTV Slovenija. 26 November 2013.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  5. Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 346.
  6. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2207
  7. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2212

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