Rodež

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Rodež
Rodež is located in Slovenia
Rodež
Rodež
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°4′57.67″N 14°59′53.47″E / 46.0826861°N 14.9981861°E / 46.0826861; 14.9981861Coordinates: 46°4′57.67″N 14°59′53.47″E / 46.0826861°N 14.9981861°E / 46.0826861; 14.9981861
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Central Sava
Municipality Zagorje ob Savi
Area
 • Total 4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation 702.9 m (2,306.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 47
[1]

Rodež (pronounced [ˈɾoːdɛʃ]; formerly Sveti Lenart,[2] German: Sankt Leonardi[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi in central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[3] The village includes the hamlets of Klenovik and Boriče.[4]

Name[edit]

The name Rodež is derived from the common noun *rodina 'uncultivated land, fallow land', referring to the local geography. It is etymologically related to toponyms such as Rodik, Rodine, and Rodni Vrh.[5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Leonard and belongs to the Parish of Šentjurij–Podkum. It has a Romanesque nave dating to the 13th century onto which a new sanctuary was built after 1350. The belfry dates to the 16th century.[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. 94.
  3. ^ Zagorje ob Savi municipal site
  4. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1976. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 3. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 459.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 357–358.
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2457

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