Srgaši

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Srgaši
Srgaši is located in Slovenia
Srgaši
Srgaši
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°30′34.58″N 13°41′33.52″E / 45.5096056°N 13.6926444°E / 45.5096056; 13.6926444Coordinates: 45°30′34.58″N 13°41′33.52″E / 45.5096056°N 13.6926444°E / 45.5096056; 13.6926444
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLittoral
Statistical regionCoastal–Karst
MunicipalityKoper
Area
 • Total1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Elevation
173.4 m (568.9 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total148
[1]

Srgaši (pronounced [səɾˈɡaːʃi]; in older sources also Sergaši;[2] Italian: Sergassi[2]) is a settlement in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[3]

Geography[edit]

Srgaši is a clustered village on the south slope of Gažon Hill (Slovene: Gažonski hrib; 207 meters or 679 feet) along a road that branches off at the hamlet of Križišče from the main road between Šmarje and Koper. It includes the hamlets of Čepelje, Križišče, Na Loži, and Petričevci. Vineyards interspersed with fruit trees (cherries, plums, and olives) stand below the village. Kramar and Fontana Springs lie below the hamlet of Križišče.[4]

Name[edit]

Srgaši is a plural name. It is said to be derived from the surname Sergaš, referring to a village inhabited by families with this surname.[5]

History[edit]

After the Second World War, there was a major population shift in the village.[4] In 1900, 14% of the population (32 of 225 residents) were Italian speakers,[2] but in 1957 only five residents declared themselves Italian.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Srgaši include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Spezialortsrepertorium der österreichischen Länder. Bearbeiten auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1910, vol. 7: Österreichisch-Illyrisches Küstenland . 1918. Vienna: K. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, p. 35.
  3. ^ Koper municipal site
  4. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 144.
  5. ^ Zbigonj (pseudonym). 1882. Šmarje. Edinost 7(43) (30 August): 3.
  6. ^ Lavrenčič, Leo. 2012. Demografska slika italijanske manjšine v Kopru po poteku roka za izselitev leta 1956. Acta histriae 20(3): 505–532, p. 516.
  7. ^ Brooks Pribac, Teja. 2002. Bert Pribac's Spiritual Development as Reflected in His Poetry. Dve domovini 16: 37–64, p. 37.
  8. ^ Čebulj-Sajko, Breda. 2013. Bert Pribac - istrski Avstralec. Glasnik 53(1/2): 63–71, p. 66.

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