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Podhom is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°23′18″N 14°5′30.53″E / 46.38833°N 14.0918139°E / 46.38833; 14.0918139Coordinates: 46°23′18″N 14°5′30.53″E / 46.38833°N 14.0918139°E / 46.38833; 14.0918139
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional RegionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
562.1 m (1,844.2 ft)
 • Total320

Podhom (pronounced [ˈpoːtxɔm]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Gorje in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. In addition to the main settlement, it also consists of the hamlets of Spodnji Graben, Gabrce, Vintgar, and Vršce to the west.[2]


The name Podhom is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost its case ending, from pod 'below' + Hom 'Hom Hill'. Hom Hill (834 m) stands north of Podhom.[3] The name Podhom therefore literally means 'below Hom Hill'.[4] Podhom was known as Buchheim in German in the past.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Podhom include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 286.
  3. ^ Hom Hill at Geopedia Archived 2012-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 161.
  5. ^ Intelligenzblatt zur Laibacher Zeitung, no. 141. 24 November 1849, p. 16.

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