Velika Kostrevnica

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Velika Kostrevnica
Velika Kostrevnica Slovenia.jpg
Velika Kostrevnica is located in Slovenia
Velika Kostrevnica
Velika Kostrevnica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°1′36.61″N 14°52′35.9″E / 46.0268361°N 14.876639°E / 46.0268361; 14.876639Coordinates: 46°1′36.61″N 14°52′35.9″E / 46.0268361°N 14.876639°E / 46.0268361; 14.876639
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Šmartno pri Litiji
Area
 • Total 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation 306.4 m (1,005.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 195
[1]

Velika Kostrevnica (pronounced [ˈʋeːlika kɔˈstɾeːu̯nitsa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji in central Slovenia. It lies in a small valley southeast of Šmartno. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola and is included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name Velika Kostrevnica literally means 'big Kostrevnica' and distinguishes the settlement from neighboring Mala Kostrevnica (literally, 'little Kostrevnica'). The name Kostrevnica is derived from the Slovene plant name kostreva (or kostreba), referring to cockspur grass or rye brome, thus reflecting the local vegetation.[3]

Cultural heritage[edit]

There is evidence of a still unexcavated Hallstatt period burial ground near the settlement.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Šmartno pri Litiji municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 203.
  4. ^ "EŠD 19944". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 

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