Gmajna
Gmajna
Gmajna
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°6′30″N 14°31′40″E / 46.10833°N 14.52778°E / 46.10833; 14.52778Coordinates: 46°6′30″N 14°31′40″E / 46.10833°N 14.52778°E / 46.10833; 14.52778
Country
Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityLjubljana
Elevation300 m (1,000 ft)

Gmajna (pronounced [ˈɡmaːi̯na], German: Gmaina[2]) is a formerly independent settlement in the northern part of the capital Ljubljana in central Slovenia.[3] It is part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[4]

Geography

Gmajna lies below the southwest slope of Hrastovec Hill (394 meters or 1,293 feet), north of the center of Črnuče.[1][3]

Name

The name Gmajna means 'commons', referring to land that was jointly owned and used by the village community. The Slovenian common noun gmajna is a borrowing from Middle High German gemeine, with the same meaning, and is found in other Slovene toponyms such as Gmajna near Slovenj Gradec as well as in the diminutive form Gmajnica.[5]

History

Gmajna had a population of 108 in 1900,[6] and 135 in 1931.[1] Gmajna was annexed by Črnuče in 1953, ending its existence as an independent settlement.[7] Črnuče itself was annexed by Ljubljana in 1980.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo. 1937. p. 348.
  2. ^ "Uebersicht der in Folge a. h. Entschließung vom 26. Juli 1849 genehmigten provisorischen Gerichtseintheilung des Kronlandes Krain". Intelligenzblatt zur Laibacher Zeitung (141). November 24, 1849. p. 21.
  3. ^ a b Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 349.
  4. ^ Ljubljana municipal site
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 141.
  6. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 106.
  7. ^ "Uredba o razglasitvi novih naselij in o združitvi naselij". Uradni list Ljudske republike Slovenije. 9 (2): 30. January 30, 1953. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  8. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.