Brezovica pri Ljubljani

Brezovica pri Ljubljani (pronounced [ˈbɾeːzɔʋitsa pɾi ljuˈbljaːni]; German: Bresowitz[4]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Brezovica in central Slovenia. It is the administrative center of the municipality. The municipality is part of the traditional region of Inner Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[5]

Brezovica pri Ljubljani
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Brezovica pri Ljubljani is located in Slovenia
Brezovica pri Ljubljani
Brezovica pri Ljubljani
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°1′14.37″N 14°25′3.94″E / 46.0206583°N 14.4177611°E / 46.0206583; 14.4177611Coordinates: 46°1′14.37″N 14°25′3.94″E / 46.0206583°N 14.4177611°E / 46.0206583; 14.4177611
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
 • Total6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation296 m (971 ft)
 • Total2,918
 • Density443/km2 (1,150/sq mi)


Brezovica pri Ljubljani includes the hamlets of Bičevje along the road to Podpeč, Komarija along the former railroad to Vrhnika, Postaja along the road to the railroad station, Mala Vas (Slovene: Mala vas) along the old main road, and Radna in the valley of Radna Creek.[6] The southern part of the settlement includes the Curnovec drainage canal,[7] an early attempt to drain part of the local marshland. The canal was dug between 1762 and 1769 and is named after the tobacco magnate Franz Zorn von Mildenheim (1731–1790), who directed the work.[8]


The name of the settlement was changed from Brezovica to Brezovica pri Ljubljani in 1953.[9] In the past the German name was Bresowitz.[4]



Saint Anthony the Great Church

The parish church in Brezovica pri Ljubljani is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great. A church at the site was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. The current building dates from the second half of the 19th century and is a single-nave structure with a bell tower on the west side. The furnishings are also from the 19th century. The stonework was executed by Ivan Potrebuješ in 1865, and the paintings by Ivan Šubic in 1870 and Simon Ogrin in 1887. The clock on the bell tower is the work of Janez Pogačnik.[10]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Brezovica pri Ljubljani include:


  1. ^ "Nadmorska višina naselij, kjer so sedeži občin" [Height above sea level of seats of municipalities] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  2. ^ "Brezovica pri Ljubljani, Brezovica". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  3. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  4. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 104.
  5. ^ Brezovica municipal site
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 403–404.
  7. ^ The Curnovec drainage canal on Geopedia
  8. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 92.
  9. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  10. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived March 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine reference number ešd 1673

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