Verd

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Verd
Verd1.jpg
Verd is located in Slovenia
Verd
Verd
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°57′11.32″N 14°18′0.16″E / 45.9531444°N 14.3000444°E / 45.9531444; 14.3000444Coordinates: 45°57′11.32″N 14°18′0.16″E / 45.9531444°N 14.3000444°E / 45.9531444; 14.3000444
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityVrhnika
Area
 • Total8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Elevation294.9 m (967.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total1,834
[1]
 
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For the Romanian village of Vărd, called Vérd in Hungarian, see Chirpăr.
Verd
Verd1.jpg
Verd is located in Slovenia
Verd
Verd
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°57′11.32″N 14°18′0.16″E / 45.9531444°N 14.3000444°E / 45.9531444; 14.3000444Coordinates: 45°57′11.32″N 14°18′0.16″E / 45.9531444°N 14.3000444°E / 45.9531444; 14.3000444
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityVrhnika
Area
 • Total8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Elevation294.9 m (967.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total1,834
[1]

Verd (in older sources also Vrd,[2] German: Werd[2]) is a settlement south of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. The Verd Viaduct on the A1 motorway from Ljubljana to Koper runs above the settlement.[3]

Name[edit]

Verd was attested in written sources in 1260 as Werde (and as Werd in 1369 and 1370). The name is of German origin, derived from the Middle High German common noun wert 'island, peninsula, higher dry land in or near a wetland'. The name thus refers to the geographical location of the settlement.[4] In the 19th century the German name was Werd.[2]

Church[edit]

The local church in Verd is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and belongs to the Parish of Vrhnika.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Verd include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  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. 120.
  3. ^ Vrhnika municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 452.
  5. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia Journal website

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