Rošpoh, Maribor

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Rošpoh
Rošpoh is located in Slovenia
Rošpoh
Rošpoh
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°35′21.11″N 15°37′45.43″E / 46.5891972°N 15.6292861°E / 46.5891972; 15.6292861Coordinates: 46°35′21.11″N 15°37′45.43″E / 46.5891972°N 15.6292861°E / 46.5891972; 15.6292861
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Maribor
Area
 • Total 7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Elevation 369.8 m (1,213.3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 745
[1]

Rošpoh (in older sources also Rožpoh,[2] German: Rossbach[2]) is a dispersed settlement north of Maribor in northeastern Slovenia. The largest part of the settlement belongs to the Municipality of Maribor.[3] The remaining part of the settlement belongs to the Municipality of Kungota.

Name[edit]

Rošpoh was attested in written sources in 1250 as am Rosspach (and as im Rospach in 1352, am Rosspach again in 1418, and am Rospach in 1445). The name is originally a hydronym that was transferred to the adjacent settlement. It is derived from the Middle High German compound Rosbach (from ros 'horse' + bach 'creek').[4] In the 19th century the German name was Rossbach.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 204.
  3. ^ Maribor municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 360.

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