Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 45°47′42.07″N 13°54′20.52″E / 45.7950194°N 13.9057000°E / 45.7950194; 13.9057000Coordinates: 45°47′42.07″N 13°54′20.52″E / 45.7950194°N 13.9057000°E / 45.7950194; 13.9057000
Country Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Sežana
  Total 1.74 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation 518.1 m (1,699.8 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 50

Štjak (pronounced [ˈʃtjaːk]; Italian: San Giacomo in Colle) is a village in the Municipality of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]


The settlement was first mentioned in written sources circa 1400 as bey sand Jacob. The Slovene name Štjak is a contraction of š(en)t Jak(ob) 'Saint James', to whom the local church is dedicated.[3]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint James and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[4]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Sežana municipal site
  3. Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 419.
  4. Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008
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