Vače (pronounced [ˈʋaːtʃɛ]; German: Waatsch[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Litija in central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[3]

View of Vače from GEOSS
View of Vače from GEOSS
Vače is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′10.39″N 14°50′16.82″E / 46.1195528°N 14.8380056°E / 46.1195528; 14.8380056Coordinates: 46°7′10.39″N 14°50′16.82″E / 46.1195528°N 14.8380056°E / 46.1195528; 14.8380056
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Sava
 • Total1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
521.3 m (1,710.3 ft)
 • Total312

Archaeological findsEdit

The settlement is best known for the Hallstatt-period Vače situla (Slovene: situla z Vač, vaška situla), an archaeological treasure of Slovenia, which was discovered in neighboring Klenik in 1882. It is a bronze vessel with a triple figurative frieze. Another important find was the Vače belt-plate (pasna spona z Vač), also discovered in Klenik.


The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. It was built in 1844 on the site of an earlier building that was destroyed by fire.[4]

Notable people from VačeEdit



  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. 96.
  3. ^ Litija municipal site
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2623

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