Bukovica, Ribnica

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Bukovica
Bukovica is located in Slovenia
Bukovica
Bukovica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°43′57.59″N 14°42′22.11″E / 45.7326639°N 14.7061417°E / 45.7326639; 14.7061417Coordinates: 45°43′57.59″N 14°42′22.11″E / 45.7326639°N 14.7061417°E / 45.7326639; 14.7061417
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
Area
 • Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 508.5 m (1,668.3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 94
[1]

Bukovica (pronounced [ˈbuːkɔʋitsa]; German: Bukowitz[2]) is a small settlement west of the town of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

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.[4] In the past the German name was Bukowitz.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 48.
  3. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 115.

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