Podljubelj

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Podljubelj

Sveta Ana pod Ljubeljem (until 1955)
Skyline of Podljubelj
Podljubelj is located in Slovenia
Podljubelj
Podljubelj
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°23′52.77″N 14°17′13.13″E / 46.3979917°N 14.2869806°E / 46.3979917; 14.2869806Coordinates: 46°23′52.77″N 14°17′13.13″E / 46.3979917°N 14.2869806°E / 46.3979917; 14.2869806
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityTržič
Elevation
657.6 m (2,157.5 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total703
[1]

Podljubelj (pronounced [ˈpoːdljubɛl] or [pɔdljuˈbeːl]; German: Sankt Anna[2]) is a settlement on the road to the Ljubelj Pass in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveta Ana pod Ljubeljem (literally, 'Saint Anne below Ljubelj') to Podljubelj (literally, 'below Ljubelj') in 1955. The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares, Streets, and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms.[3][4][5] In the past the German name was Sankt Anna.[2]

Church[edit]

The local church, dedicated to Saint Anne, stands right by the entrance to the Ljubelj Tunnel.

Mine[edit]

In the hamlet of Lajba above the village is an abandoned cinnabar mine called Saint Anne's Mine (Slovene: Šentanski rudnik) and parts of it have been made accessible to visitors.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 66.
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Premk, F. 2004. Slovenska versko-krščanska terminologija v zemljepisnih imenih in spremembe za čas 1921–1967/68. Besedoslovne lastnosti slovenskega jezika: slovenska zemljepisna imena. Ljubljana: Slavistično društvo Slovenije, pp. 113–132.
  5. ^ Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
  6. ^ Slovenian Tourist Board site

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