Predoslje

Predoslje (pronounced [ˈpɾeːdɔsljɛ]; German: Predassel[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Kranj in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3] The territory of the village includes Brdo Castle.[4]

Predoslje
Predoslje Slovenia.JPG
Predoslje is located in Slovenia
Predoslje
Predoslje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°15′40.81″N 14°22′55.73″E / 46.2613361°N 14.3821472°E / 46.2613361; 14.3821472Coordinates: 46°15′40.81″N 14°22′55.73″E / 46.2613361°N 14.3821472°E / 46.2613361; 14.3821472
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityKranj
Area
 • Total4.04 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Elevation
407.4 m (1,336.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total966
[1]

NameEdit

Predoslje was attested in written sources in 1304 as Prerazel (and as Prerazzel in 1308, Prerassel in 1437, and Predoſlau in 1689, among other names). The name may originate from the form *Prěrosľane 'people living by a natural bridge or passage' (< *prěrǫslo 'passage'), referring to a natural geographical feature, or from the hypocorism *Prědoslъ, referring to an early inhabitant of the place.[5]

ChurchEdit

 
St. Sixtus's Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Sixtus.[6] It dates from 1882 and its architecture includes Baroque and pseudo-Romantic features. The altar painting is by Ivan Franke (1841–1927), the painting of the Virgin Mary is by Janez Wolf (1825–1884), and the wall paintings are by Matija Bradaška (1852–1915).[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Predoslje include:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 56.
  3. ^ Kranj municipal site
  4. ^ a b c d Savnik, Roman (1968). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 415.
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 328.
  6. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia journal site

External linksEdit