Veliko Ubeljsko

Veliko Ubeljsko (pronounced [ˈʋeːlikɔ ˈuːbəlskɔ]; Italian: Oblisca grande, German: Großubelsko[2][3]) is a village in the southeastern foothills of the Nanos Plateau in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[4]

Veliko Ubeljsko
Veliko Ubeljsko
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°46′19.62″N 14°4′24.36″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
  Total6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
587.9 m (1,928.8 ft)


Together with neighboring Malo Ubeljsko (literally, 'little Ubeljsko'), Veliko Ubeljsko (literally, 'big Ubeljsko') was mentioned in written sources circa 1200 as ze Vlbelzch (and as Vbelczk in 1402, Vlbliczk and Vbelicz in 1485, and Vbelskh in 1498). The name may be derived from the common noun *ǫbъlъ '(deep) spring'; there are several major springs in the area.[3]


The Ubeljsko parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Ulrich (Slovene: sveti Urh) and belongs to the Koper Diocese. A small church on the slopes of Nanos north of the settlement also belongs to this parish and is dedicated to Saint Bricius.[5]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Moritsch, Andreas et al. 1969. Die Serben und der Ausgleich: zur politischen und staatsrechtlichen Stellung der Serben Südungarns in den Jahren 1860–1867. Vienna: Böhlau, p. 85.
  3. Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 444.
  4. Postojna municipal site
  5. "Koper Diocese list of churches" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-06.

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