Ponikve, Sežana

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Ponikve is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′16.94″N 13°51′48.22″E / 45.7880389°N 13.8633944°E / 45.7880389; 13.8633944Coordinates: 45°47′16.94″N 13°51′48.22″E / 45.7880389°N 13.8633944°E / 45.7880389; 13.8633944
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Sežana
 • Total 4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Elevation 351.2 m (1,152.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 116

Ponikve (pronounced [pɔˈniːkʋɛ]) is a village south of Štanjel in the Municipality of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]


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.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Ponikve include:

  • Ciril Zlobec (born 1925), poet, journalist, and politician


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Sežana municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 322.

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