Belca (pronounced [ˈbeːltsa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Kranjska Gora in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Belca
Belca is located in Slovenia
Belca
Belca
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°28′30.71″N 13°54′38.84″E / 46.4751972°N 13.9107889°E / 46.4751972; 13.9107889Coordinates: 46°28′30.71″N 13°54′38.84″E / 46.4751972°N 13.9107889°E / 46.4751972; 13.9107889
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityKranjska Gora
Elevation
692.4 m (2,271.7 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total163
[1]

HistoryEdit

In August 1963, the Belca Gorge north of the village was the site where the anti-communist revolutionary Janez Toplišek (1930–1965) was ambushed by the Yugoslav secret police and taken into custody.[2] Toplišek had crossed the border from Austria with weapons and propaganda material, unwittingly accompanied by two Yugoslav secret police agents. After his arrest he was initially imprisoned with other enemies of the communist regime at the Goli Otok prison camp, and then moved to the Stara Gradiška prison, where he was killed during an escape attempt on November 15, 1965.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Omerza, Igor (2011). Od Belce do Velikovca ali Kako sem vzljubil bombo. Klagenfurt: Mohorjeva. pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ Sajovic, Bogdan (June 16, 2011). "Od Belce do Velikovca". Demokracija. 24 (16): 50–52.

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