Suša, Gorenja Vas–Poljane

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Suša
Suša is located in Slovenia
Suša
Suša
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°8′10.73″N 14°8′16.88″E / 46.1363139°N 14.1380222°E / 46.1363139; 14.1380222Coordinates: 46°8′10.73″N 14°8′16.88″E / 46.1363139°N 14.1380222°E / 46.1363139; 14.1380222
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityGorenja Vas–Poljane
Area
 • Total1.21 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation
490.3 m (1,608.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total57
[1]

Suša (pronounced [ˈsuːʃa]) is a small settlement northeast of Hotavlje in the Municipality of Gorenja Vas–Poljane in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[2] It lies below the southeast slope of Mount Blegoš, at the confluence of Karlovščica and Zarobarščica creeks, where they join to form Logarščica Creek.[3]

Name[edit]

Like similar toponyms (e.g., Suha), the name of the settlement is derived from the adjective suh 'dry', referring either to an intermittent stream and the settlement beside it, or to a notably dry area.[4]

History[edit]

During the Second World War, Suša was exposed to the last German offensive, from 19 March to 5 April 1945. On 25 March 1945 the Miklavčič farm (known as the Mlinar Farm, Slovene: pri Mlinarju) at Suša no. 2 was plundered and burned by German and Slovene Home Guard forces because Janez Miklavčič had supplied the Partisans with flour. The family and their six children were shot; they are commemorated by a memorial in Hotavlje.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Gorenja Vas–Poljane municipal site
  3. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 377.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 401.
  5. ^ Demšar, Vinko. 1975. Žrtve narodnoosvobodilne vojne iz občine Škofja Loka. Loški razgledi 22, p. 198.
  6. ^ Uničevanje domačij na Slovenskem IV (5 Feb. 2011) (in Slovene)
  7. ^ Miklavčič family memorials at Find A Grave

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