Location in Slovenia
|Traditional region||Lower Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Slovenia|
|• Total||6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||514.8 m (1,689.0 ft)|
Javor (pronounced [ˈjaːʋɔɾ]) is a settlement in central Slovenia. It lies in the hills east of the capital Ljubljana and belongs to the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included, with the rest of the municipality, in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region. In addition to the main settlement, it also includes the hamlets of Brezovar, Lanišče, Roje, Žagarski Vrh (Slovene: Žagarski vrh), Zavrharji, and Sevšek.
Aslivka Creek rises east of the village, and then flows east to join Besnica Creek in Zgornja Besnica.
Javor and names like it (e.g., Javornik, Javorje, etc.) are derived from the Slovene common noun javor 'maple', thus referring to the local vegetation.
Archaeological evidence attests to the early settlement of the area: above the village there is a flat Hallstatt burial site, which also contains Roman-era graves. There are prehistoric burial mounds located south of this. At Žagar Peak (Slovene: Žagarski vrh), northwest of the main settlement, the microtoponym Na grmadi (literally, 'at the bonfire') is a reference to the bonfires that were lit as warnings during Ottoman attacks. A school was established in Javor in 1894, but classes were only offered on Sundays. A part-time school was established in 1901, and a full-time school in 1928. Lessons were held in a private house until a schoolhouse was built in 1941.
The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. The church was built between 1906 and 1908. The former village church now serves as the chapel at the nearby cemetery, and it was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. The cemetery chapel is dedicated to Saint Martin. Javor was made the seat of a parish in 1906.
In addition to Saint Anne's Church and the cemetery chapel, several other structures in Javor have protected cultural monument status: