Medvode

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Medvode
Občina Medvode
Town and Municipality
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Location of the Municipality of Medvode in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Medvode in Slovenia
Medvode is located in Slovenia
Medvode
Medvode
Location of the Town of Medvode in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°08′N 14°26′E / 46.133°N 14.433°E / 46.133; 14.433Coordinates: 46°08′N 14°26′E / 46.133°N 14.433°E / 46.133; 14.433
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Stanislav Žagar
Area
 • Total 77.6 km2 (30.0 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 14,161
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Medvode (pronounced [mɛˈdvoːdɛ]; German: Zwischenwässern[2]) is a town and a municipality in Slovenia.[3] The Sava and Sora rivers join in Medvode, from which the town's name (which means 'between the waters') is derived.[4] Two large factories, Color[5] and Donit,[6] are based in Medvode. The Sava River at Medvode is also the location of the Medvode Hydroelectric Power Plant.[7] After the Second World War, a Yugoslav labor camp for political prisoners operated in Medvode.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 110.
  3. ^ Medvode municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 258.
  5. ^ Color Medvode site
  6. ^ Donit Tesnit site
  7. ^ Sava Electrical Plants site
  8. ^ Mrvič, Irena. 1999. "Taborišče." Enciklopedija Slovenije, vol. 13 (Š–T), pp. 177–179. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 179.

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