Verdun pri Uršnih Selih

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Verdun pri Uršnih Selih
Verdun pri Uršnih Selih is located in Slovenia
Verdun pri Uršnih Selih
Verdun pri Uršnih Selih
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°43′9.18″N 15°5′50.95″E / 45.7192167°N 15.0974861°E / 45.7192167; 15.0974861Coordinates: 45°43′9.18″N 15°5′50.95″E / 45.7192167°N 15.0974861°E / 45.7192167; 15.0974861
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Dolenjske Toplice
Area
 • Total 3.81 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Elevation 227.8 m (747.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 48
[1]

Verdun pri Uršnih Selih (pronounced [ʋɛɾˈduːn pɾi ˈuːɾʃnix ˈseːlix]; Slovene: Verdun pri Uršnih selih) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Dolenjske Toplice in Slovenia. It lies west of Uršna Sela in the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Verdun to Verdun pri Uršnih selih (literally, 'Verdun near Uršna Sela') in 1953.[3] The name Verdun is derived from the Romance word *(g)uardōne(m), based on the Germanic word *wardō 'guard'. Although this place name can be understood in a military sense, it is likely that it referred instead to a place where herdsmen guarded their animals.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Dolenjske Toplice municipal site
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 452.

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