Zagorica pri Dolskem

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Zagorica pri Dolskem
Skyline of Zagorica pri Dolskem
Zagorica pri Dolskem is located in Slovenia
Zagorica pri Dolskem
Zagorica pri Dolskem
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°6′30.91″N 14°42′24.25″E / 46.1085861°N 14.7067361°E / 46.1085861; 14.7067361Coordinates: 46°6′30.91″N 14°42′24.25″E / 46.1085861°N 14.7067361°E / 46.1085861; 14.7067361
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityDol pri Ljubljani
 • Total1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
546.9 m (1,794.3 ft)
 • Total94

Zagorica pri Dolskem (pronounced [ˈzaːɡɔɾica] or [zaɡɔˈɾiːca] [pɾi ˈdoːu̯skɛm] or [pɾi ˈdoːlskɛm]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills northeast of Dolsko in the Municipality of Dol pri Ljubljani in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]


The name of the settlement was changed from Zagorica to Zagorica pri Dolskem in 1955.[3]


During the Second World War, Partisan forces took up positions in Zagorica and neighboring Križevska Vas. The Partisans retreated from the villages toward Vače when a German column approached on 18 August 1944, and evidence was collected from the school and rectory that the Partisans had been there for an extended time. Eight men from Zagorica and Križevska Vas were arrested for collaboration with the Partisans and imprisoned in Kamnik. On 24 August 1944, Russian Liberation Army troops forced the villagers from their homes and then searched and looted the houses. The people were then ordered to collect their belongings. The Russian Liberation Army forces escorted the villagers to Dolsko and then burned Zagorica and Križevska Vas. The villagers were not permitted to return home until the end of the war.[4]

Among the structures destroyed in the fire was the original wooden house where Jurij Vega (1754–1802) was born. It was replaced by a brick structure, and a 1904 plaque commemorating the 150th anniversary of Vega's birth was reinstalled on the house.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Zagorica pri Dolskem include:



  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Dol pri Ljubljani municipal site
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Maček, Janko. 2011. "Valovi nasilja v vaseh nad Sv. Heleno." Zaveza 16 (22 June). (in Slovene)
  5. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 369–370.

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