Spodnje Škofije

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Spodnje Škofije
Prva Škofija (local name)
Spodnje Škofije is located in Slovenia
Spodnje Škofije
Spodnje Škofije
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°34′17.82″N 13°47′29.96″E / 45.5716167°N 13.7916556°E / 45.5716167; 13.7916556Coordinates: 45°34′17.82″N 13°47′29.96″E / 45.5716167°N 13.7916556°E / 45.5716167; 13.7916556
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Elevation 76.2 m (250.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,221
[1]

Spodnje Škofije (locally also Prva Škofija,[2] Italian: Scoffie or Albaro Vescovà) is a settlement in the Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[3] A major border crossing on the Highway 5 into Italy is located here, with the Italian side known as Rabuiese.

Name[edit]

The name Spodnje Škofije literally means 'lower Škofije' (in contrast to neighboring Zgornje Škofije; literally, 'upper Škofije'). Spodnje Škofije is also known locally as Prva Škofija 'first Škofija' ('second', 'third', and 'fourth' Škofija are hamlets of Zgornje Škofije).[2] The name Škofija (literally, 'diocese') is derived from the common noun škof 'bishop',[4] and the numbering refers to tenant farms originally owned by the Diocese of Koper.[5]

History[edit]

Until the dissolution of the Free Territory of Trieste in 1954, it was part of the municipality of Muggia, in Italy.

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Sacred Heart.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 144, 147.
  3. ^ Koper municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 413.
  5. ^ Trasa št. 138: Tinjan Spodnje Škofije (Slovene)
  6. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008

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