Planina nad Horjulom

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Planina nad Horjulom
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Planina nad Horjulom is located in Slovenia
Planina nad Horjulom
Planina nad Horjulom
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°2′52.02″N 14°12′54.88″E / 46.0477833°N 14.2152444°E / 46.0477833; 14.2152444Coordinates: 46°2′52.02″N 14°12′54.88″E / 46.0477833°N 14.2152444°E / 46.0477833; 14.2152444
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Dobrova–Polhov Gradec
 • Total 4.44 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Elevation 772.6 m (2,534.8 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 110

Planina nad Horjulom (pronounced [plaˈniːna nat xɔˈɾjuːlɔm]) is a dispersed settlement northwest of Horjul in the Municipality of Dobrova–Polhov Gradec in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[2] It includes the hamlets of Kolobocija, Lom, Pustota, and Zameja, as well as part of the hamlet of Suhi Dol.[3]


The name of the settlement was changed from Planina to Planina nad Horjulom in 1953.[4] The name Planina nad Horjulom literally means 'Planina above Horjul'. The name Planina is shared with several other settlements in Slovenia and means 'alpine pasture'.[5]


St. Andrew's Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.[6] It was first mentioned in written sources in 1526 and the current structure was built around 1659. The area for the congregation is divided by piers into a wide central nave flanked by narrower areas on the north and south. The part on the north has been converted into a chapel. The chancel is arched with a richly crested stellar vault. The main altar, which dates to 1850, and both side altars are the work of Jurij Tavčar, a sculptor from Idrija. He also used older Baroque sculptures in creating them. The altar dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows dates to 1717.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Planina nad Horjulom include:



  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Dobrova–Polhov Gradec municipal site
  3. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 423.
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 309.
  6. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia journal site(in Slovene)
  7. ^ Koncilja, Franci. 2011. "Serijski morilec Metod Trobec" Časnik (30 May). (in Slovene)

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