Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 46°2′0.26″N 14°8′29.14″E / 46.0334056°N 14.1414278°E / 46.0334056; 14.1414278Coordinates: 46°2′0.26″N 14°8′29.14″E / 46.0334056°N 14.1414278°E / 46.0334056; 14.1414278
Country Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Žiri
  Total 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation 528.8 m (1,734.9 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 159

Račeva (pronounced [ˈɾaːtʃɛʋa]) is a dispersed settlement in a valley of the same name southeast of Žiri in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Račeva Creek runs along the valley and is a tributary of the Poljane Sora River (Slovene: Poljanska Sora).[2]


During the Second World War, the border between territory annexed to Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy ran along Račeva Creek. In 1941, the Germans demolished the water-powered Debenc Mill during demarcation of the border.[3]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Žiri municipal site
  3. Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 184.

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