Gornja Težka Voda
|Gornja Težka Voda|
Gornja Težka Voda with St. Urban's Church (view from Verdun)
|Traditional region||Lower Carniola|
|Statistical region||Southeast Slovenia|
|• Total||1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||285.8 m (937.7 ft)|
Gornja Težka Voda (pronounced [ˈɡoːɾnja ˈtɛːʃka ˈʋɔːda]) is a settlement in the foothills of the Gorjanci Range in the Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.
The names Gornja Težka Voda and neighboring Dolnja Težka Voda literally mean 'upper' and 'lower 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.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Novo Mesto Municipal site Archived 2009-06-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 426–427.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2354
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