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Podpeč, Koper

Podpeč is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
 • Total 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 311.5 m (1,022.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 47

Podpeč (pronounced ; Italian: Popecchio) is a settlement in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Mass grave

Podpeč is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Vilenica Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Vilenica) is located in a shaft below a cliff edge, about 500 m south of Praproče. It contains the remains of undetermined victims. The remains that were visible were gathered in 1992 and were reburied in the Koper cemetery in 2004.[3]


A small church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Helena and belongs to the Parish of Predloka. It has no belfry, but contains some interesting late Gothic frescos.[4]

Fortified tower

Venetian fortified tower

A Venetian fortified tower stands near the village.


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Koper municipal site
  3. ^ Vilenica Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  4. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008

External links

  • Podpeč on Geopedia

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