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Raka is a village in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region. The village is known for a quality variety of onion.NameRaka was attested in written sources in 1161 as Arch . The Slovene name is derived from the common noun raka 'wooden cladding preventing water erosion of a bank' or 'cladded chute carrying water to a mill'. Both the Slovene and German names are ultimately derived from Latin arca 'box'.ChurchThe parish church in the centre of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It is a Late Baroque church built between 1799 and 1804 on the site of an earlier building. It has two belfries.Raka CastleRaka Castle is a castle west of the main settlement. It is one of the oldest castles in Slovenia as far as written sources are concerned, mentioned in documents dating to the 12th century. It was destroyed in a peasant revolt in 1515. The current building dates to the major refurbishing and rebuilding in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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