Veliki Otok
Veliki Otok is located in Slovenia
Veliki Otok
Veliki Otok
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′58.57″N 14°11′43.08″E / 45.7829361°N 14.1953000°E / 45.7829361; 14.1953000
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityPostojna
Area
 • Total17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Elevation
539.8 m (1,771.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total148
[1]

Veliki Otok (pronounced [ˈʋeːliki ˈɔːtɔk]; German: Großotok,[2] Italian: Ottocco Grande) is a village north of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. The entrance to Postojna Cave lies immediately east of the village. A second karst cave, known as Otok Cave (Slovene: Otoška jama), lies 1 km north of the settlement.[3]

The church in the centre of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Catherine. A second church on a small hill close to the entrance to Otok Cave is dedicated to Saint Andrew. Both belong to the Parish of Postojna.[4]

References

  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. 136.
  3. ^ Postojna municipal site
  4. ^ "Koper Diocese list of churches" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-06.