Zgornje Gorje

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Zgornje Gorje
Zgornje Gorje.jpg
Zgornje Gorje is located in Slovenia
Zgornje Gorje
Zgornje Gorje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°22′48.5″N 14°4′6.31″E / 46.380139°N 14.0684194°E / 46.380139; 14.0684194Coordinates: 46°22′48.5″N 14°4′6.31″E / 46.380139°N 14.0684194°E / 46.380139; 14.0684194
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional Region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Gorje
Elevation 608.8 m (1,997.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 532
[1]

Zgornje Gorje (pronounced [ˈzɡoːɾnjɛ ˈɡɔːɾjɛ]) is a village and the administrative centre of the Municipality of Gorje in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Name[edit]

The name Zgornje Gorje literally means 'upper Gorje', distinguishing the settlement from neighboring Spodnje Gorje (literally, 'lower Gorje'). The two settlements were attested in Latin in 1050–65 as in loco qui dicitur Summitas campi and in loco qui dicitur z Obinentigemo uelde (both 'in the place called top of the field'). The name Gorje is derived from the plural demonym *Gorjane 'mountain residents', derived from the common noun gora 'mountain'.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the village is dedicated to Saint George. There are two monuments designed by Jože Plečnik here: a monument to villagers that died in the Second World War and a private grave monument to the Košir family.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Zgornje Gorje include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived 18 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 145.
  3. ^ Gorenjski Glas 21 March 2007
  4. ^ Bokal, Ljudmila, ed. 2008. Čebelarski terminološki slovar. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU and Lukovica: Čebelarska zveza Slovenije, p. 253.

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