Selca, Železniki


Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 46°13′28.44″N 14°11′54.06″E / 46.2245667°N 14.1983500°E / 46.2245667; 14.1983500Coordinates: 46°13′28.44″N 14°11′54.06″E / 46.2245667°N 14.1983500°E / 46.2245667; 14.1983500
Country Slovenia
Traditional Region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Železniki
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 678

Selca (pronounced [ˈseːu̯tsa]; in older sources also Selce,[2] German: Selzach[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Železniki in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

It is an old settlement, first mentioned in 973 AD, and was formerly the main settlement and center for the entire Selca Valley (Slovene: Selška dolina), which was named after the village. Only in more recent times did Železniki become the administrative center for the area. The Baroque parish church in Selca is dedicated to Saint Peter.[3] It belongs to the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. A second church, built just outside the village at the cemetery, is dedicated to the Feast of the Cross.[4]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. 1 2 Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 62.
  3. Selca Parish website
  4. Družina RC Church in Slovenia journal web site

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