Mengeš

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Mengeš
Menges1.jpg
Mengeš is located in Slovenia
Mengeš
Mengeš
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′45.30″N 14°34′4.91″E / 46.1625833°N 14.5680306°E / 46.1625833; 14.5680306Coordinates: 46°9′45.30″N 14°34′4.91″E / 46.1625833°N 14.5680306°E / 46.1625833; 14.5680306
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Mengeš
Area
 • Total 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 315.9 m (1,036.4 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 6,119
[1]

Mengeš (pronounced [ˈmeːŋɡəʃ]; German: Mannsburg[2]) is a settlement in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Mengeš. It is located approximately fifteen kilometers from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. It includes the hamlets of Zavrti, Veliki Mengeš (German: Großmannsburg[2]), Mali Mengeš (German: Kleinmannsburg[2]), and Pristava.[3]

Name[edit]

Mengeš was first attested in written sources in 1154–56 as Meingosburg (and as Mengospurch in 1214–20, Mengozesburc in 1226, and Meingospurch in 1243). The Slovene name is a clipped form of Middle High German Meingos(purch), which is a compound of Meingoz (a personal name) + purch 'castle', thus meaning 'castle belonging to Meingoz'.[4] In the past the German name was Mannsburg.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Michael.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Mengeš include:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c d Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 28.
  3. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 94–96.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 259.
  5. ^ Mengeš municipal site
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 94–96.

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