Letuš (pronounced [lɛˈtuːʃ]) is a village in the Municipality of Braslovče in northern Slovenia. It lies on both banks of the Savinja River north of Braslovče. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

1958 postcards of Letuš
1958 postcards of Letuš
Letuš is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°18′59.49″N 15°1′30.71″E / 46.3165250°N 15.0251972°E / 46.3165250; 15.0251972
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionSavinja
 • Total4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
317 m (1,040 ft)
 • Total887
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)


Letuš was attested in written sources in 1340 as Lieccz and Liwz (and as Leutsa in 1350, Lewcz in 1457, and Lewtsch in 1419, among other forms). Despite some accentual and phonological complications, the Slovene name is believed to be borrowed from a Middle High German form based on lîthûs 'tavern' (< Middle High German lît 'distilled drink' + hûs 'house'). The monastery in Gornji Grad formerly had a ferry and tavern in Letuš.[3]


The local church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and belongs to the Parish of Braslovče. It dates to the 16th century with 18th- and 19th-century restyling.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Braslovče municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 232.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2896

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