Rodica, Domžale

Rodica (pronounced [ɾɔˈdiːtsa]) is a settlement on the outskirts of Domžale in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[2] It includes the hamlet of Groblje (German: Ebensfeld[3]).[4]

Saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus Church
Saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus Church
Rodica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°8′53.5″N 14°35′39.45″E / 46.148194°N 14.5942917°E / 46.148194; 14.5942917Coordinates: 46°8′53.5″N 14°35′39.45″E / 46.148194°N 14.5942917°E / 46.148194; 14.5942917
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
 • Total0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
305.3 m (1,001.6 ft)
 • Total838


Rodica was attested in historical sources as Rodiza in 1232, Radicz in 1426, Rodiczs in 1428, and Rodin in 1467, among other spellings.[5]


The local parish church is built in the hamlet of Groblje in the settlement and is dedicated to Saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus. It was first mentioned in documents dating to 1526. In the late 18th century the church became the Carniolan centre of worship of Saint Notburga, a patron saint of peasants. At this time the original late Gothic church was rebuilt in the Baroque style and its interior fully painted with frescos by the painter Franc Jelovšek.[6] Between 1998 and 2002 all five altars and the pulpit were restored, and in 2006 a new organ was built in the church.[7]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Rodica include:

  • Alojzij (Lojze) Mav (1898–1977), composer[4]
  • Franc Rode (born 1934), cardinal
  • Anton Šubelj (1899–1965), singer and musician[4]
  • Alenka Gotar (born 1977), soprano, represented Slovenia in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest


  1. ^ "Population by settlements, detailed data, Slovenia, 1 January 2016". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ Domžale municipal site
  3. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 27.
  4. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 102–103.
  5. ^ "Rodica". Slovenska historična topografija. ZRC SAZU Zgodovinski inštitut Milka Kosa. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  6. ^ Visit Ljubljana site
  7. ^ Jarše Parish website (in Slovene)

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