Hrašče, Postojna

Hrašče (pronounced [ˈxɾaːʃtʃɛ]; Italian: Crastie) is a village west of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Hrašče
Hrašče
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′39.95″N 14°9′11″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityPostojna
Area
  Total4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Elevation
540.2 m (1,772.3 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total351
[1]

Name

Hrašče was attested in written sources in 1498 as Krasschach, with a locative ending. The name Hrašče, like similar names (e.g., Hraše, Hrastje, Hrastovica, Hrastnik), is derived from the plural demonym *Hrasťane, in turn derived from the word hrast 'oak', and originally referred to the local vegetation.[3]

Church

The local church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Parish of Hrenovice.[4]

References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Postojna municipal site
  3. Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 164.
  4. Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine


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