Šmartno ob Paki

Šmartno ob Paki (pronounced [ˈʃmaːɾtnɔ ɔp ˈpaːki]) is a settlement in the lower Paka Valley in northern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Šmartno ob Paki. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Šmartno ob Paki
Postcard of Šmartno ob Paki
Postcard of Šmartno ob Paki
Šmartno ob Paki is located in Slovenia
Šmartno ob Paki
Šmartno ob Paki
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′47″N 15°1′57″E / 46.32972°N 15.03250°E / 46.32972; 15.03250Coordinates: 46°19′47″N 15°1′57″E / 46.32972°N 15.03250°E / 46.32972; 15.03250
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionSavinja
MunicipalityŠmartno ob Paki
Area
 • Total0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation
313.2 m (1,027.6 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total636

The parish church from which the settlement gets its name (Šmartno < *Šmartən < *šent Martin 'Saint Martin') is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dated to 1256. The current building dates to the 18th century but some 15th-century frescos are preserved in the belfry.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Naselje Šmartno ob Paki". Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Municipality of Šmartno ob Paki website
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3415

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