Zalog, Kranj

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Zalog is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′31.5″N 14°21′11.69″E / 46.325417°N 14.3532472°E / 46.325417; 14.3532472Coordinates: 46°19′31.5″N 14°21′11.69″E / 46.325417°N 14.3532472°E / 46.325417; 14.3532472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Kranj
 • Total 5.26 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 77

Zalog (pronounced [ˈzaːlɔk]; German: Saloch[2]) is a small settlement in the hills north of Kranj in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3] It includes the hamlet of Svarje.[4]


Zalog is a relatively common place name in Slovenia. It is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost case inflection, derived from za 'behind' + log '(wet) partially wooded meadow near water' or 'woods (near a settlement)'. The name therefore originally refers to the settlement's location in relation to a local geographical feature.[5]


In the past, Zalog was an important center of hog farming. Pigs from Zalog were sold as far away as Carinthia. In the 20th century many vacation houses were built in the area by residents of Kranj, Ljubljana, and Zagreb.[4]


The local church is dedicated to Saint Lambert. It is a late Gothic structure that was first mentioned in written sources in 1493 and was once a pilgrimage destination.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 55.
  3. ^ Kranj municipal site
  4. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 172.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 475.

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