Ponikve, Dobrepolje

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Ponikve
Ponikve Dobrepolje Slovenia.jpg
Ponikve is located in Slovenia
Ponikve
Ponikve
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°51′42.82″N 14°39′5.83″E / 45.8618944°N 14.6516194°E / 45.8618944; 14.6516194Coordinates: 45°51′42.82″N 14°39′5.83″E / 45.8618944°N 14.6516194°E / 45.8618944; 14.6516194
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityDobrepolje
Area
 • Total7.36 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
Elevation
463.1 m (1,519.4 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total409
[1]

Ponikve (pronounced [pɔˈniːkʋɛ]; German: Ponique[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Dobrepolje in Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Ponikve is a plural form derived from the word ponikva 'influent stream' or 'sinkhole' (into which such a stream disappears). In its plural form it refers to a gently rolling landscape consisting of the basins of an influent stream. Like other villages named Ponikve and similar names (e.g., Ponikva), it refers to a local landscape element.[4] In the past the German name was Ponique.[2]

Church[edit]

Saint Florian's Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint Florian and belongs to the Parish of Dobrepolje–Videm. It is a Gothic building that was extensively rebuilt in the 18th century.[5]

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. 48.
  3. ^ Dobrepolje municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 322.
  5. ^ "EŠD 1757". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 28 February 2011.

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