Samotorica

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Samotorica
Samotorica is located in Slovenia
Samotorica
Samotorica
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
Area
 • Total 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Elevation 645.4 m (2,117.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 69
[1]

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

Name[edit]

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]

Church[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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