Bezgovica, Osilnica

Bezgovica (pronounced [bəzɡɔˈʋiːtsa]; German: Wesgowitz[2]) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Osilnica in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Bezgovica
Bezgovica is located in Slovenia
Bezgovica
Bezgovica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′59.98″N 14°42′28.7″E / 45.5499944°N 14.707972°E / 45.5499944; 14.707972Coordinates: 45°32′59.98″N 14°42′28.7″E / 45.5499944°N 14.707972°E / 45.5499944; 14.707972
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
MunicipalityOsilnica
Area
 • Total3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Elevation
565.4 m (1,855.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total12
[1]

NameEdit

Bezgovica was attested in written records as Bosgawitz in 1498.[4]

Cultural heritageEdit

There is a small chapel-shrine at the crossroads south of the settlement dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It dates to the early 20th century.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 40.
  3. ^ Oslinica municipal site
  4. ^ "Bezgovica". Slovenska historična topografija. ZRC SAZU Zgodovinski inštitut Milka Kosa. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 14870

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