Bukovica, Renče–Vogrsko

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Bukovica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°54′2.12″N 13°40′11.92″E / 45.9005889°N 13.6699778°E / 45.9005889; 13.6699778Coordinates: 45°54′2.12″N 13°40′11.92″E / 45.9005889°N 13.6699778°E / 45.9005889; 13.6699778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Littoral
Municipality Renče-Vogrsko
 • Total 2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi)
Elevation 56.4 m (185.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 510

Bukovica (pronounced [ˈbuːkɔvitsa]; Italian: Boccavizza) is a village in the lower Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Renče-Vogrsko in the Littoral region of Slovenia.


Bukovica is a common toponym and oronym in Slovenia. It is derived from the adjective bukov 'beech' (from bukev 'beech tree') and originally referred to the local vegetation.[2] The Italian name of the settlement was Boccavizza.


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and was rebuilt in 1928 after the old church in a slightly different location in the village was destroyed in the First World War.[3] It belongs to the Koper Diocese.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Bukovica include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 115.
  3. ^ Renče - Vogrsko Municipality web site
  4. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008

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