Žagolič (pronounced [ˈʒaːɡɔlitʃ]) is a small village northwest of Col in the Municipality of Ajdovščina in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°53′33.3″N 13°59′48.57″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLittoral
Statistical regionGorizia
  Total2.85 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
763.3 m (2,504.3 ft)


Oral tradition states that Žagolič is named after sawmills (Slovene: žage) that stood along a creek above the settlement.[3] According to the tradition, shepherds herded their sheep across the estate belonging to the Counts of Abensberg based in Col. Because of the damage caused by the livestock, the counts had the spring feeding the creek blocked; the water then took an underground route and the sawmills were removed.[3][4] Žagolič was a hamlet of Malo Polje until 1989, when it became an independent settlement.[5]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Ajdovščina municipal site
  3. Zgodovina kraja (in Slovene)
  4. Savnik, Roman (1968). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 25.
  5. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: Žagolič

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