Spodnja Zadobrova
Spodnja Zadobrova
Spodnja Zadobrova
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°4′7.98″N 14°35′44.49″E / 46.0688833°N 14.5956917°E / 46.0688833; 14.5956917Coordinates: 46°4′7.98″N 14°35′44.49″E / 46.0688833°N 14.5956917°E / 46.0688833; 14.5956917
Country
Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityLjubljana
Elevation280 m (920 ft)

Spodnja Zadobrova (pronounced [ˈspoːdnja zaˈdoːbɾɔʋa]; in older sources also Dolenja Zadobrova,[2] German: Untersadobrawa[2]) is a formerly independent settlement in the eastern part of the capital Ljubljana in central Slovenia. 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.[3]

Geography

Spodnja Zadobrova is a compact village northwest of Zalog at the transition between higher gravelly land with fields and lower-lying meadows extending north to the Sava River. The soil is mostly sandy. Houses extend along the road from Zalog to Sneberje.[1]

Name

The name Spodnja Zadobrova literally means 'lower Zadobrova', distinguishing the settlement from neighboring Zgornja Zadobrova (literally, 'upper Zadobrova'). The name Zadobrova is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost its case ending, from za 'behind' + dobrova (< Common Slavic *dǫbrova) 'place where there is a deciduous or oak forest', in turn derived from *dǫbъ 'deciduous tree, oak'. Like similar names (e.g., Dobrova, Dobrovce, Dobrovnik), it originally referred to the local vegetation.[4] In the past the German name was Untersadobrawa.[2]

History

Spodnja Zadobrova was annexed by the City of Ljubljana in 1982, ending its existence as an independent settlement.[5]

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Spodnja Zadobrova include:

References

  1. ^ a b c d Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 367.
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 106.
  3. ^ Ljubljana municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 114.
  5. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  6. ^ Števanec, Lojze. 2002. Poslušalec. Murska Sobota: Franc-Franc, p. 130.