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Samotorica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°1′47.12″N 14°14′58.12″E / 46.0297556°N 14.2494778°E / 46.0297556; 14.2494778Coordinates: 46°1′47.12″N 14°14′58.12″E / 46.0297556°N 14.2494778°E / 46.0297556; 14.2494778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Horjul
 • Total 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Elevation 645.4 m (2,117.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 69

Samotorica (pronounced [samɔˈtoːɾitsa]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills northwest of Horjul in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.


Samotorica was first mentioned in written records in 1340 as Zamatůrnicz (and in 1489 as Samotoritz and Samatoritz). The name may be derived from the Slavic common noun *samotvorъ 'natural feature', referring to some striking landscape element, or perhaps from the hypothetical personal name *Samotvor.[2]


The local church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Michael and belongs to the Parish of Horjul. It contains early 16th-century frescos and a painted wooden ceiling.[3]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 366.
  3. ^ Horjul municipal site

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