Sočerga

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Sočerga
Sočerga is located in Slovenia
Sočerga
Sočerga
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°27′52.78″N 13°53′35.89″E / 45.4646611°N 13.8933028°E / 45.4646611; 13.8933028Coordinates: 45°27′52.78″N 13°53′35.89″E / 45.4646611°N 13.8933028°E / 45.4646611; 13.8933028
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation 301.2 m (988.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 64
[1]

Sočerga (pronounced [sɔˈtʃɛːɾɡa]) is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

Sočerga was mentioned in written sources in 1101 as Sanctus Syrus (and as Sanctus Sirgus in 1260–67, Sanctus Syricus in the 14th century, and Socerga and Socierga in 1763–87). Locally, the settlement is also known as Šenkvíriko. The Slavic name *Sǫčьrьgo was probably borrowed from the Friulian reflex *Sant-čirigo for Latin Sanctus Quiri(a)cus, referring to a local church. The name was reanalyzed as a feminine accusative, producing the Slovene name in -a.[3]

Churches[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Justus and Saint Euphemia. Another church outside the settlement, belonging to the same parish, is dedicated to Saint Quiricus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Koper municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 387.
  4. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008

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