|Traditional region||Lower Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Slovenia|
|• Total||9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||308.6 m (1,012.5 ft)|
Lavrica (pronounced [ˈlaːu̯ɾitsa]) is a settlement in central Slovenia. It lies southeast of the capital Ljubljana in the Municipality of Škofljica. The railway line from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto runs through the settlement. The municipality is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region. It includes the hamlets of Daljna Vas (Slovene: Daljna vas), Babna Gorica (in older sources also Babina Gorica), Srednja Vas (Srednja vas), and Sela pri Rudniku (German: Sela bei Rudnik).
Archaeological finds in Lavrica attest to early settlement of the site. Bronze items from pile-dwellers include a pin and a beaver trap. The Roman road from Emona to Neviodunum ran through the settlement along the same main route used today. A school was established in Lavrica in 1926. The building was burned by the Partisans in March 1944, destroying the archives and library. It was rebuilt in 1947. Lavrica became an independent settlement after the Second World War.
Notable people that were born or lived in Lavrica include:
- Terezija Jenko (1864–1938), social worker
- Josip Lenče (1865–1920), innkeeper, businessman, and politician
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Škofljica municipal site
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 112.
- Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 417.
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 228.
- Petrič, Iztok, & Nataša Kovačič. Čemšeniška grajska pot: Lavrica – šola in gasilski dom.
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