Sredgora

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Sredgora
Sredgora is located in Slovenia
Sredgora
Sredgora
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°36′18.11″N 15°5′43.76″E / 45.6050306°N 15.0954889°E / 45.6050306; 15.0954889Coordinates: 45°36′18.11″N 15°5′43.76″E / 45.6050306°N 15.0954889°E / 45.6050306; 15.0954889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Semič
Area
 • Total 2.15 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Elevation 695.7 m (2,282.5 ft)
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Sredgora (pronounced [ˈsɾeːdɡɔɾa]; German: Mittenwald,[2][3] Gottschee German: Mittnbold[4]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Semič in Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[5]

Name[edit]

Gottschee German gravestone with the toponym Mittenwald

The name Sredgora is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost case inflection, from sredi 'in the middle of' + gora 'forest'. In Slovene and Slavic in general, the common noun gora refers not only to a mountain, but also to a forest in a hilly or mountainous area.[6][7] The German name of the village, Mittenwald, semantically corresponds to the Slovene name and is a compound of mitten 'in the middle of' + Wald 'forest'.

History[edit]

The village was inhabited by Gottschee Germans that were expelled in 1941 during the Second World War and was burned to the ground in 1944. The local church, now a ruin, was dedicated to Mary Magdalene and belonged to the Parish of Planina.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 6.
  3. ^ Ferenc, Mitja. 2007. Nekdanji nemški jezikovni otok na kočevskem. Kočevje: Pokrajinski muzej, p. 4.
  4. ^ Ferenc, Mitja; Zupan, Gojko (2013). Izgubljene kočevske vasi, vol. 3 (R–Ž). Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani. pp. 87–90. ISBN 9789612374273. 
  5. ^ Semič municipal site
  6. ^ Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika (2 ed.). Ljubljana: SAZU. 2014. 
  7. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 143. 
  8. ^ "EŠD 19523". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

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