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Ponikve, Dobrepolje

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Country  Slovenia
Statistical region  Central Slovenia
Area  7.36 km²
Traditional region  Lower Carniola
Elevation  463 m
Population  409 (2002)
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Municipality  Municipality of Dobrepolje

Ponikve ([pɔˈniːkvɛ]; German: Ponique) is a settlement in the Municipality of Dobrepolje in Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.

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Map of 1312 Ponikve, Slovenia

Name

The name Ponikve is a plural form derived from the word ponikva 'influent stream' or 'sinkhole' (into which such a stream disappears). In its plural form it refers to a gently rolling landscape consisting of the basins of an influent stream. Like other villages named Ponikve and similar names (e.g., Ponikva), it refers to a local landscape element. In the past the German name was Ponique.

Church

The local church is dedicated to Saint Florian and belongs to the Parish of Dobrepolje–Videm. It is a Gothic building that was heavily rebuilt in the 18th century.

References

Ponikve, Dobrepolje Wikipedia


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