Podkraj, Ajdovščina

Podkraj (pronounced [ˈpoːtkɾai̯]) is a village southeast of Col in the Municipality of Ajdovščina in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It also includes smaller clusters of the hamlets of Trševje, Sreboti, and Hrušica as well as a number of isolated farmsteads along the road from Col to Kalce.[2]

Podkraj with St. Margaret's Parish Church
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°51′50.31″N 14°3′39.93″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLittoral
Statistical regionGorizia
  Total19.52 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
808.2 m (2,651.6 ft)

The Ad Pirum archaeological site is located in the hamlet of Hrušica.


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Margaret and belongs to the Diocese of Koper. It was built in 1865 at the site of an older predecessor upon the plans by Matija Ozbič. A second church in the settlement belonging to the same parish is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.[3] The ruins of a 15th-century church dedicated to Saint Gertrude lie in the hamlet of Hrušica. It was built on the site of a 12th-century predecessor.[4]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Ajdovščina municipal site Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Srednjeveška cerkev sv. Jedrti. Information sign in Hrušica, Podkraj.
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