Bukovica pri Vodicah

Bukovica pri Vodicah (pronounced [ˈbuːkɔʋitsa pɾi ʋɔˈdiːtsax]; in older sources also Bukovca,[2] German: Bukowitz[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Vodice in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

Bukovica pri Vodicah
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Bukovica pri Vodicah is located in Slovenia
Bukovica pri Vodicah
Bukovica pri Vodicah
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°10′26.19″N 14°30′22.19″E / 46.1739417°N 14.5061639°E / 46.1739417; 14.5061639Coordinates: 46°10′26.19″N 14°30′22.19″E / 46.1739417°N 14.5061639°E / 46.1739417; 14.5061639
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityVodice
Area
 • Total3.48 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Elevation
327.1 m (1,073.2 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total370
[1]

NameEdit

The name of the settlement was changed from Bukovica to Bukovica pri Vodicah (literally, 'Bukovica near Vodice') in 1953.[4] Bukovica is a common toponym and oronym in Slovenia. It is derived from the adjective bukov 'beech' (from bukev 'beech tree') and originally referred to the local vegetation.[5] In the past the German name was Bukowitz.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 32.
  3. ^ Vodice municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 115.

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