Juršče

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Juršče
Jurišče (until 2007)
Juršče is located in Slovenia
Juršče
Juršče
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°39′56.91″N 14°17′42.56″E / 45.6658083°N 14.2951556°E / 45.6658083; 14.2951556Coordinates: 45°39′56.91″N 14°17′42.56″E / 45.6658083°N 14.2951556°E / 45.6658083; 14.2951556
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Littoral–Inner Carniola
Municipality Pivka
Area
 • Total 36.77 km2 (14.20 sq mi)
Elevation 706.6 m (2,318.2 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 152
[1]

Juršče (pronounced [ˈjuːɾʃtʃɛ]) is a village east of Pivka in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

Juršče was first mentioned in written sources as Jurshiz and Jurschiz in 1763–87. The name (a feminine plural) is derived from *Jurišiči, a plural form of the patronymic *Jurišič, based on the personal name Juriša. The name Juriša is derived from Jurij 'George', which also coincidentally matches the patron saint of the village church. However, there is no direct connection between the village name and the church name.[3] The village was officially named Jurišče until 2007, when the name was changed to Juršče.[4][5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Parish of Trnje.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Pivka municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 180.
  4. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Juršče. (in Slovene)
  5. ^ Ordinance on renaming the village of Jurišče to Juršče (in Slovene)
  6. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.

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