|Comune di Sgonico / Občina Zgonik|
Parish church in Sgonico
|Province||Province of Trieste (TS)|
|Frazioni||Bristie (Brišče), Borgo Grotta Gigante (Briščiki), Campo Sacro (Božje Polje), Colludrozza (Koludrovica), Devincina (Devinščina), Gabrovizza San Primo (Gabrovec), Rupinpiccolo (Repnič), Sagrado di Sgonico (Zagradec), Sales (Salež), Samatorza (Samatorca), Sgonico (Zgonik)|
|• Mayor||Monica Hrovatin|
|• Total||31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||68/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Sgonico (Slovene: Zgonik; Triestine: Sgonico) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia. As of 31 December 2004[update], it had a population of 2,130 and an area of 31.3 square kilometres (12.1 sq mi). According to the 1971 census, 81.6% of the population are Slovenes.
The name of the settlement was first attested in 1309 as Swonich (and as de Svonicho in 1348, de Vonicho in 1373, de Champanilo in 1374, de villa Svonich in 1421, Suonich and de Suonigo in 1525, and Sgonico in 1819). The name is of Slovene origin, derived from the Slovene common noun zvonik, "belfry", (in reference to the church of Saint Michael). The phonological change zvonik to zgonik is characteristic of the local Slovene dialect; cf. also dialect zgon, "bell", from zvon.
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Two big Hi-Tech Companies have their EMEA global or national headquarters located in Sgonico: Telit and u-blox both of them located near Stazione di Prosecco, the biggest and more important area of manufacturing and services companies in Sgonico. Other small realities are mainly working in the crafts and freight forwarders (transportation) area close to Stazione di Prosecco and Industrial Zone (Zona Artigianale - Sgonico/Zgonik).
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Points of interest
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 480.