Brode, Škofja Loka

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Brode is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°8′21.78″N 14°15′17.94″E / 46.1393833°N 14.2549833°E / 46.1393833; 14.2549833Coordinates: 46°8′21.78″N 14°15′17.94″E / 46.1393833°N 14.2549833°E / 46.1393833; 14.2549833
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Škofja Loka
 • Total 1.84 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Elevation 367.2 m (1,204.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 148

Brode (pronounced [bɾɔˈdeː]; in older sources also Brodi,[2] German: Wrodech[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Škofja Loka in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.


Brode was attested in written sources in 1291 as Furten and in villa Fůrten (and again as Furten in 1318 and Furtten circa 1400). The name is originally a plural accusative of the Slovene common noun brod 'ford, shallow river crossing' and thus refers to a local geographical feature.[3] In the past the German name was Wrodech.[2]


Saint Thomas' Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint Thomas. It is a late Gothic church and originally had a flat ceiling which was vaulted in the 18th century. Remains of frescos from the mid-16th century by the painter Jernej of Loka can be seen, depicting the Last Judgment, The Crucifixion, Saint George and the Dragon, and the Sacrifice of Isaac. The main altar dates to 1774.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 64.
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 83.
  4. ^ Škofja Loka municipal declaration of local churches as cultural monuments, 23 May 2007

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