Velika Bukovica

Velika Bukovica (pronounced [ˈʋeːlika ˈbuːkɔʋitsa]; Italian: Bucovizza Grande) is a village southwest of Ilirska Bistrica in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Velika Bukovica
Velika Bukovica is located in Slovenia
Velika Bukovica
Velika Bukovica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′41.83″N 14°13′28.43″E / 45.5449528°N 14.2245639°E / 45.5449528; 14.2245639Coordinates: 45°32′41.83″N 14°13′28.43″E / 45.5449528°N 14.2245639°E / 45.5449528; 14.2245639
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityIlirska Bistrica
Area
 • Total4.28 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Elevation
475.9 m (1,561.4 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total184
[1]

NameEdit

Velika Bukovica literally means 'big Bukovica', distinguishing the settlement from neighboring Mala Bukovica (literally, 'little Bukovica'). Bukovica is a common toponym and oronym in Slovenia. It is derived from the adjective bukov 'beech' (from bukev 'beech tree') and originally referred to the local vegetation.[3] The Italian name of the settlement was Bucovizza Grande.

ChurchEdit

The local church in the settlement is dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian and belongs to the Parish of Ilirska Bistrica.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Ilirska Bistrica municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 115.
  4. ^ "Koper Diocese list of churches" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-06.

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