Češnjica, Ljubljana

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Češnjica
Češnjica is located in Slovenia
Češnjica
Češnjica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°1′49.15″N 14°37′9.51″E / 46.0303194°N 14.6193083°E / 46.0303194; 14.6193083Coordinates: 46°1′49.15″N 14°37′9.51″E / 46.0303194°N 14.6193083°E / 46.0303194; 14.6193083
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Ljubljana
Area
 • Total 1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Elevation 389.2 m (1,276.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 104
[1]

Češnjica (pronounced [ˈtʃeːʃnjitsa]; in older sources also Češnjice,[2][3] German: Tscheschenze[3]) is a settlement in central Slovenia. It lies in the hills east of the capital Ljubljana and belongs to the Ljubljana Urban Municipality. It was part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[4]

Name[edit]

The name Češnjica is shared with several other places in Slovenia. It is derived from the common noun češnja 'wild cherry', thus referring to the local vegetation.[5] In the local dialect it is known as Češnjice.[6] In the past the German name was Tscheschenze.[3]

References[edit]

  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. 106.
  3. ^ a b c Intelligenzblatt zur Laibacher Zeitung, no. 141. 24 November 1849, p. 21.
  4. ^ Ljubljana Municipality site
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 99.
  6. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 360.

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