Height above sea level
in the countryside
Average summer temperature:20 °C
Average winter temperature:-1 °C
Raka is today the centre of the local administrative community of the same name and has around 1,900 inhabitants. In the second half of the 19th century it was the centre of a predominantly agricultural municipality that also incorporated within its boundaries the settlements of the present-day local administrative community of Veliki Trn. Raka once again appears as the centre of a municipality in the period 1952 to 1961. The area covered by the two communities, with its considerable differences of relief, descends towards the Sava in the north and onto the plain by the forest of Krakovski Gozd in the south. It is bounded to the west by the municipality of Sevnica and to the south by the municipality of Šentjernej. The entire area still has a typically agricultural appearance, with numerous fields, orchards and vineyards. Among the wooden wine cellars, vineyard cottages and other farm buildings are some that may be classified as significant examples of local cultural traditions and heritage. Shortly after the Second World War, with farming becoming less profitable, people began to seek employment in non-agricultural sectors, with the result that the settlements gradually began to lose their original appearance.