Čežarji

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Čežarji
Čežarji is located in Slovenia
Čežarji
Čežarji
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′14.6″N 13°48′20.54″E / 45.537389°N 13.8057056°E / 45.537389; 13.8057056Coordinates: 45°32′14.6″N 13°48′20.54″E / 45.537389°N 13.8057056°E / 45.537389; 13.8057056
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation 122.5 m (401.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 447
[1]

Čežarji (pronounced [ˈtʃeːʒaɾji], Italian: Cesari pronounced [tʃeˈzaːri]) is a settlement south of Dekani in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2] The settlement includes the hamlets of Šimiči and Žnidarji.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Čežarji is believed to be of Italian origin, derived from Cesari, the surname of a landowner that operated tenant farms in the area.[3]

History[edit]

Čežarji was burned twice during the Second World War. The village burned on 15 May 1941, and a large number of houses were burned by German forces on 2 October 1943.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Koper municipal site
  3. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 128.

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