Jezero (pronounced [ˈjeːzɛɾɔ]; German: Seedorf) is a village in the Municipality of Brezovica in central Slovenia. It lies on the edge of the marshlands south of the capital Ljubljana. The municipality is part of the traditional region of Inner Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region. It includes the hamlets of Zaledine, Virje, and Zaobloka.
|Traditional region||Inner Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Slovenia|
|• Total||3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||301 m (988 ft)|
Jezero is a clustered village on a semicircular plain between Saint Anne's Church to the west and Saint Lawrence's Church to the northeast. South of the village in the Zajezero Plain there are low-lying wet meadows and 37-meter (121 ft) deep Lake Podpeč (Slovene: Podpeško jezero or Jezero pri Podpeči). The lake is fed by several springs in the nearby forest and contains trout, carp, and pike. The main tributary of the lake is Mill Creek (Mlinski potok), a constant surface watercourse. The lake drains through a siphon at the bottom, later emerging to the northwest as Hruški Creek (Hruški potok), a tributary of the Ljubljanica River. Swimming is permitted in the lake at one's own risk. Below Saint Lawrence's church are several sets of fields known by the microtoponyms Rušne, Deli, and Cervenke. A water main is connected to Jezero from the hamlet of Podkamnik in the neighboring village of Kamnik pod Krimom. There are several karst caves in the vicinity, including Frog Caves (Krkonove jame), Peršin Shaft (Peršinovo brezno), Little Woods Cave (jama v Malih gozdih), Lipovec Shaft (brezno v Lipovcu), and Big Peak Shaft (brezno pod Velikim vrhom).
The local church, built on a small hill north of the settlement, is dedicated to Saint Lawrence and originally dates to the 12th century, but was restyled in the 18th century. A second church, dedicated to Saint Anne, stands on a hill to the west of the settlement. It was also originally a Gothic building, but was rebuilt in the late 16th or early 17th century. Both belong to the Parish of Preserje.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 114.
- Brezovica municipal site
- Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 414–415.
- Občina Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik. Naravni spomenik Jezero pri Podpeči. Information sign posted at the lake.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine reference numbers ešd 2178 & 2182
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