Knežak (pronounced [knɛˈʒaːk]; German: Grafenbrunn,[2] Italian: Fontana del Conte[3][4]) is a village on the main road from Postojna to Ilirska Bistrica in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. It belongs to the Municipality of Ilirska Bistrica.[5]

Knežak
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Knežak is located in Slovenia
Knežak
Knežak
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°37′33.41″N 14°14′20.75″E / 45.6259472°N 14.2390972°E / 45.6259472; 14.2390972Coordinates: 45°37′33.41″N 14°14′20.75″E / 45.6259472°N 14.2390972°E / 45.6259472; 14.2390972
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityIlirska Bistrica
Area
 • Total11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation
581.1 m (1,906.5 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total477
[1]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[6]

The poet, composer, and playwright Miroslav Vilhar (1818–1871) is buried in Knežak.[7]

Knezak town center

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 134.
  3. ^ Baedeker, Karl (1929). Dalmatia & the Adriatic. Leipzig: Karl Baedeker. p. 134.
  4. ^ Pelikan, Egon (2002). Tajno štetje prebivalstva v Julijski krajini leta 1933. Koper: Zgodovinsko društvo za južno Primorsko. pp. 84, 119.
  5. ^ Ilirska Bistrica municipal site
  6. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Miroslav Vilhar". Slovenski biografski leksikon (in Slovenian). Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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