Vič District

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Vič
District
Vic Slovenia - old village core.JPG
Map of districts in Ljubljana. The Vič District is number 17.
Map of districts in Ljubljana. The Vič District is number 17.
Vič is located in Slovenia
Vič
Vič
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°2′11″N 14°29′06″E / 46.03639°N 14.48500°E / 46.03639; 14.48500Coordinates: 46°2′11″N 14°29′06″E / 46.03639°N 14.48500°E / 46.03639; 14.48500
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Ljubljana
Elevation[1] 296 m (971 ft)

Vič (pronounced [ˈviːtʃ]; German: Waitsch[2]), now administratively the Vič District (Slovene: Četrtna skupnost Vič), is a former village and now a district of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It encompasses the western part of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It was part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

Vič was attested in written sources in 1339 as ze Weyze (and as Veitsch in 1397 and Weitsch in 1406). The origin of the name is uncertain. Possibilities include derivation from the noun *vič 'willow switches' or 'young woods', or from the personal name *Vitъ, referring to an early inhabitant. Less likely possibilities include derivation from bič 'rushes' and Latin vicus 'village'.[4] In the past the German name was Waitsch.[2]

History[edit]

Vič was annexed by the City of Ljubljana in 1935, ending its existence as an independent settlement.[5] In 2010, Vič was heavily affected by floods.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. 1937. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo, p. 375.
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 114.
  3. ^ Ljubljana municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 453–454.
  5. ^ "Rojstvo velike Ljubljane." 1935. Kronika slovenskih mest 2(3): 244–245.

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