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Country  Slovenia
Area  7.8 km2

Divaca is a large nucleated village in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the Italian border. It is the seat of the Municipality of Divaca.


Map of Divaca


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Divaca include:

  • Rafael Bacar (1902–1975), biologist and ornithologist
  • Metka Bucar (1903–1988), actress
  • Dragotin Fatur (1895–1973), architect
  • Ita Rina, born Ida Kravanja (1907–1979), actress
  • Gregor Ziberna (1855–1929), cave explorer

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Divaca was attested in written sources in 1499 as Diwatsch. The origin of the name is uncertain, but may derive from *Divata (v?s?) (literally, Divat?s village) based on the hypocorism Divat? or Divata.


Divaca in the past, History of Divaca

A tree of heaven plantation stands near the railroad station; it was used to cultivate eri silkworms in the 19th century. A water main was installed for the railroad in 1857, but the town was not connected to the water supply until 1948. Extensive afforestation of abandoned agricultural land took place in the 1890s and before the Second World War. The character of the town changed greatly after the Second World War, with the construction of new apartment buildings, a gym, a public library, stores, and other facilities.


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