|Traditional region||Lower Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Sava|
|• Total||2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||295.1 m (968.2 ft)|
Kresnice (pronounced [kɾɛˈsniːtsɛ]; German: Kreßnitz) is a settlement on the right bank of the Sava River in the Municipality of Litija in central Slovenia. Traditionally the area was part of Lower Carniola and it is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region; until January 2014 the municipality was part of the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.
Kresnice was mentioned in written sources ca. 1261 as villa Grafnitz (and as ze Kräznicz in 1372, Cråzznicz in 1380, and Krasnicz in 1449). The name is derived from the Slovene common noun kres 'summer solstice; solstice bonfire' and may indicate a place where such bonfires were held.
Kresnice seen from Dešen
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 92.
- Litija municipal site
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 213.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. reference number ešd 1937
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