Dolnja Težka Voda

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Dolnja Težka Voda
Dolnja Težka Voda is located in Slovenia
Dolnja Težka Voda
Dolnja Težka Voda
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′3.97″N 15°11′44.88″E / 45.7677694°N 15.1958000°E / 45.7677694; 15.1958000Coordinates: 45°46′3.97″N 15°11′44.88″E / 45.7677694°N 15.1958000°E / 45.7677694; 15.1958000
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Novo Mesto
Area
 • Total 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 246.1 m (807.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 214
[1]

Dolnja Težka Voda (pronounced [ˈdoːlnja ˈtɛːʃka ˈʋɔːda]) is a settlement south of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. It lies on the main road from Novo Mesto to Metlika. The entire area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The names Dolnja Težka Voda and neighboring Gornja Težka Voda literally mean 'lower' and 'upper heavy water/creek', respectively. The name is derived from the creek north of the settlements, known as Težka voda (Heavy Creek), and was later transferred to the villages. The settlements were first recorded in German written records as Swernwazzer in 1393 (and as Swernwasser in 1439, and vom Swarem wasser in 1477). The name refers to slowly flowing water; the elevation difference between the source of the 6 km creek and its outlet is only 7 m.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Novo Mesto municipal site Archived June 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 426–427.

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