Željne

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Željne
Željne is located in Slovenia
Željne
Željne
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°39′18.83″N 14°53′24.99″E / 45.6552306°N 14.8902750°E / 45.6552306; 14.8902750Coordinates: 45°39′18.83″N 14°53′24.99″E / 45.6552306°N 14.8902750°E / 45.6552306; 14.8902750
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Kočevje
Area
 • Total 7.42 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Elevation 467.9 m (1,535.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 498
[1]

Željne (pronounced [ˈʒɛːlnɛ]; in older sources also Sela,[2] German: Seele[2][3]) is a village northeast of the town of Kočevje in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[4]

Name[edit]

Željne was attested in written sources in 1763–87 as Sella. The name is ultimately derived from Slovene *Sela (literally 'villages', referring to multiple hamlets in the settlement). This name was borrowed into Gottschee German as Seele, and the modern Slovene name Željne was then re-borrowed from the German dative plural form in Seelen 'in Željne'.[5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and belongs to the Parish of Kočevje. It was a 16th-century building, rebuilt after it was damaged by fire in 1888.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 40.
  3. ^ Ferenc, Mitja. 2007. Nekdanji nemški jezikovni otok na kočevskem. Kočevje: Pokrajinski muzej, p. 4.
  4. ^ Kočevje municipal site
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 488.
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1891

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