Zgornje Škofije

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Zgornje Škofije
Zgornje Škofije is located in Slovenia
Zgornje Škofije
Zgornje Škofije
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°33′55.09″N 13°47′56.27″E / 45.5653028°N 13.7989639°E / 45.5653028; 13.7989639Coordinates: 45°33′55.09″N 13°47′56.27″E / 45.5653028°N 13.7989639°E / 45.5653028; 13.7989639
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Elevation 117.9 m (386.8 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 745
[1]

Zgornje Škofije (pronounced [ˈzɡoːɾnjɛ ʃkɔˈfiːjɛ]; Italian: Scodalizzi) is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2] The settlement is made up of the hamlets of Druga Škofija, Tretja Škofija (a.k.a. Pri Lenartu), Četrta Škofija (a.k.a. Pri Čiču), and Rombi, in increasing elevation.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Zgornje Škofije literally means 'upper Škofije' (in contrast to neighboring Spodnje Škofije; literally, 'lower Škofije'). Zgornje Škofije is a plural name referring to the hamlets of Druga Škofija 'second Škofija', Tretja Škofija 'third Škofija', and Četrta Škofija 'fourth Škofija'. The neighboring settlement of Spodnje Škofije is also known locally as Prva Škofija 'first Škofija'.[3] The name Škofija (literally, 'diocese') is derived from the common noun škof 'bishop',[4] and the numbering refers to tenant farms originally owned by the Diocese of Koper.[5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Christ the King and belongs to the Parish of Škofije.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Koper municipal site
  3. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 147.
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 413.
  5. ^ Trasa št. 138: Tinjan Spodnje Škofije (Slovene)
  6. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008 Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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