Spodnja Idrija

Spodnja Idrija (pronounced [ˈspoːdnja ˈiːdɾija], in older sources also Idrija pri Fari;[2] German: Unteridria[2]) is a settlement on the right bank of the Idrijca River in the Municipality of Idrija[3] in the traditional Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Spodnja Idrija
Spodnja Idrija is located in Slovenia
Spodnja Idrija
Spodnja Idrija
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°1′53.04″N 14°1′32.1″E / 46.0314000°N 14.025583°E / 46.0314000; 14.025583Coordinates: 46°1′53.04″N 14°1′32.1″E / 46.0314000°N 14.025583°E / 46.0314000; 14.025583
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionGorizia
 • Total7.23 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
314.9 m (1,033.1 ft)
 • Total1,860


The name Spodnja Idrija means 'lower Idrija'. This distinguished the town from Idrija, which lies upriver and about 20 meters (66 ft) higher in elevation, and which was formerly known as Zgornja Idrija 'upper Idrija' (German: Oberidria).[2][4]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[5] It is locally known as the Church of Mary on the Rock (Slovene: Cerkev Marije na Skalci). A chapel is mentioned on the site in written sources from 1132. The church was built in the 15th century and rebuilt around 1674 in the Baroque style.[6]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c d Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. pp. 124–125.
  3. ^ Idrija municipal site
  4. ^ Spezialkarte der Österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie 1:75.000 Bischoflack und Oberidria (Map). Vienna: Militärgeographisches Institut. 1880. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Spodnja Idrija parish site (in Slovene)

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