Podhom

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Podhom
Podhom Slovenia.JPG
Podhom is located in Slovenia
Podhom
Podhom
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
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional Region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Gorje
Elevation 562.1 m (1,844.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 320
[1]

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]

Name[edit]

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:


References[edit]

  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
  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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