Nakovanj or Nakovana (native name), is a small village on the Peljeshac peninsula in the municipality of Orebich, Dubrovnik-Neretva County.The name of the village Nakovane is of old and unknown origin. It is first mentioned in 1335 as Nacovalda, then in 1357 as Nacoualna and in 1372 as Nachovalna.According to one legend, three blacksmith brothers lived in this part of Peljeshac. One day they decided to split up, so one brother got a house (a small house - a smithy) where he stayed. According to that legend, the name was given to the nearby settlement of Kuchishte. The second brother got a viganj, which was the name for a blacksmith's tool, and settled in a place that was named Viganj, and the third of the brothers got an anvil, so the place where he decided to live was named an anvil.
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