Srednje Gameljne

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Srednje Gameljne
Srednje Gameljne Slovenia.JPG
Srednje Gameljne is located in Slovenia
Srednje Gameljne
Srednje Gameljne
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°7′43.18″N 14°30′2.67″E / 46.1286611°N 14.5007417°E / 46.1286611; 14.5007417Coordinates: 46°7′43.18″N 14°30′2.67″E / 46.1286611°N 14.5007417°E / 46.1286611; 14.5007417
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Ljubljana
Area
 • Total 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Elevation 323.4 m (1,061.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 610
[1]

Srednje Gameljne (pronounced [ˈsɾeːdnjɛ ˈɡaːməlnɛ]) lies north of the capital Ljubljana in central Slovenia. It belongs to the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It was part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Geography[edit]

Gameljščica Creek in Srednje Gameljne

Srednje Gameljne is a ribbon village along the road from Šmartno to Črnuče along Gameljščica Creek and the southwest slope of Rašica Hill (Slovene: Rašiški hrib), where new residential housing was built in the 20th century. The soil is loamy.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Srednje Gameljne means 'middle Gameljne', distinguishing the settlement from Zgornje Gameljne 'upper Gameljne' and Spodnje Gameljne 'lower Gameljne'. The settlement was attested in written sources in 1260 as Gemlein (and as Gemleyn in 1295, Gaͤmelein in 1338, and von Mitteren Gamling in 1450). The name developed via dialect pronunciation from the older form *Gamljine—also a plural, probably reflecting the fact that there have been three such settlements since at least the mid-15th century. The name is probably based on a form such as *Gamľa (vьsь) 'Gamъ's (village)', referring to some early inhabitant of the place.[4]

Church[edit]

Saint Andrew's Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint Andrew and belongs to the Parish of Šmartno pod Šmarno Goro. It dates to the second half of the 18th century.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Ljubljana municipal site
  3. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 384.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 138–139.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2545

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