Ihan (pronounced [iˈxan]; German: Jauchen)[2] is a settlement in the Municipality of Domžale in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. The settlement used to be part of the Krumperk lordship. Today it is known for its pig farm, which is the largest in Slovenia.[3]

Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′14.32″N 14°36′56.57″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
286.7 m (940.6 ft)


Ihan was attested in written records in 1228 as Uichan (and as Iouchan in 1296, Jowchan in 1330, Jawchan in 1347, and Yawch in 1458). The Slovene name was originally *Juhan, as indicated by the German transcriptions. The toponym is likely derived from a Slavic personal name such as *Vojuxanъ and unrelated to the German name Johann.[4] In the past the German name was Jauchen.[2]

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Ihan include:

  • Anton Breznik (1881–1944), linguist and grammarian[5]
  • Mihael Kavka (1809–1873), painter[5]
  • Bogdan Jordan (1917–1942), geographer[5]
  • Ivan Pengov (1879–1932), sculptor[5][6]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 18.
  3. Farme Ihan website
  4. Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 168.
  5. Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 88–89.
  6. Slovenski biografski leksikoni: Ivan Pengov. (in Slovene)

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