Cerklje na Gorenjskem

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Cerklje na Gorenjskem
Cerklje na Gorenjskem Slovenia.JPG
Cerklje na Gorenjskem is located in Slovenia
Cerklje na Gorenjskem
Cerklje na Gorenjskem
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°14′55.68″N 14°29′7.88″E / 46.2488000°N 14.4855222°E / 46.2488000; 14.4855222Coordinates: 46°14′55.68″N 14°29′7.88″E / 46.2488000°N 14.4855222°E / 46.2488000; 14.4855222
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional Region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Cerklje na Gorenjskem
Elevation 391.2 m (1,283.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,438
[1]

Cerklje na Gorenjskem (pronounced [tsɛɾˈklɛ na ɡɔˈɾeːnskɛm]; German: Zirklach[2]) is a village in northwestern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Cerklje na Gorenjskem.[3]

Name[edit]

Cerklje na Gorenjskem was attested in historical sources in 1147 as Sancta Maria (and as Ecclesia sancte Marie in Cirkelach in 1239 and Zirchlach in 1271). The name Cerklje is derived from the plural demonym *Cerkъvľane (< *cerьky 'church'), meaning 'people living on church territory' or 'residents of the village with the church'.[4] In the distant past, the settlement was also known as Trnovlje in Slovene (attested as in Tirnovlach in 1239), from the church dedicated to Our Lady of the Thorn (Slovene: Marija v Trnju).[4][5] The name of the settlement was changed from Cerklje to Cerklje na Gorenjskem in 1952.[6] In the past the German name was Zirklach.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Cerklje na Gorenjskem include:

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. 52.
  3. ^ Cerklje na Gorenjskem municipal site (Slovene)
  4. ^ a b Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 88–89.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 156.
  6. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.

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