Podgorica pri Šmarju

Podgorica pri Šmarju (pronounced [pɔdɡɔˈɾiːtsa pɾi ˈʃmaːɾju]) is a small settlement just north of Šmarje–Sap in the Municipality of Grosuplje in central Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Podgorica pri Šmarju
Podgorica pri Šmarju
Podgorica pri Šmarju
Podgorica pri Šmarju is located in Slovenia
Podgorica pri Šmarju
Podgorica pri Šmarju
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°58′53.28″N 14°37′12.56″E / 45.9814667°N 14.6201556°E / 45.9814667; 14.6201556Coordinates: 45°58′53.28″N 14°37′12.56″E / 45.9814667°N 14.6201556°E / 45.9814667; 14.6201556
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityGrosuplje
Area
 • Total1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation
376.9 m (1,236.5 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total86
[1]

NameEdit

The name Podgorica is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost its case inflection (from pod 'below' + gorica 'small mountain'), literally meaning 'below the small mountain'. Place names like Podgorica (e.g., Podgorje, Podgora) are relatively common in Slovenia.[3] The name of the settlement was changed from Podgorica to Podgorica pri Šmarju in 1955.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Grosuplje municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 312.
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.

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