Šempas

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Šempas
1915 postcard of Šempas
1915 postcard of Šempas
Šempas is located in Slovenia
Šempas
Šempas
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°55′42.93″N 13°44′35.96″E / 45.9285917°N 13.7433222°E / 45.9285917; 13.7433222Coordinates: 45°55′42.93″N 13°44′35.96″E / 45.9285917°N 13.7433222°E / 45.9285917; 13.7433222
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Slovenian Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Nova Gorica
Area
 • Total 5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Elevation 96.9 m (317.9 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,066
[1]

Šempas (pronounced [ʃɛmˈpas] or [ʃəmˈpas]; in older sources also Šenpas,[2] Italian: Sambasso,[3] German: Schönpass[2]) is a village in the Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Nova Gorica in western Slovenia.[4]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was first attested circa 1200 as in sancto Passo (and as Sand Pass in 1485 and Sannd Pass in 1523). The Slovene name is derived from šent Pas, referring to either Saint Bassus of Lucera or Saint Bassus of Nice, to whom the parish church was formerly dedicated.[5]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Sylvester and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Navratil, J. 1894. "Slovenske národne vraže in prazne vére (Dalje)." Letopis Matice slovenske 138–201, p. 184.
  3. ^ Marcato, Carla. 1987. "Elementi lessicali romanzi nel 'Tolminsko', varietà slovena di Tolmino." In: Günter Holtus et al. (eds.), Romania et Slavia Adriatica, pp. 199–222. Hamburg: Buske, p. 203.
  4. ^ Nova Gorica municipal site
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 408.
  6. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008

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