Osojnik, Semič

Osojnik (pronounced [ɔˈsoːi̯nik]) is a settlement north of Semič in southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Osojnik
Osojnik is located in Slovenia
Osojnik
Osojnik
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°40′50.29″N 15°12′44.78″E / 45.6806361°N 15.2124389°E / 45.6806361; 15.2124389Coordinates: 45°40′50.29″N 15°12′44.78″E / 45.6806361°N 15.2124389°E / 45.6806361; 15.2124389
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
MunicipalitySemič
Area
 • Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation
352.6 m (1,156.8 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total104
[1]

NameEdit

Osojnik was attested in written sources in 1477 as Ossoynigk and Ossenigkh (and in 1674 as Ossoinigkh). The name is derived from the Slovene common noun osoje 'shady side' via the derived adjective osojen 'shady', referring to its geographical location.[3]

HistoryEdit

During the feudal era, Osojnik belonged to the Dominion of Gradac, although the vineyards were controlled by the Dominion of Krupa. The freeholder Janez Konda served as a judicial officer in Osojnik from 1727 to 1738. On 4 July 1943, Italian troops burned nearly the entire village while withdrawing before a Partisan attack at Hom Hill.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Osojnik include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Semič municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. pp. 294–295.
  4. ^ a b Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 48.

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