center of Verd
|Traditional region||Inner Carniola|
|Statistical region||Central Slovenia|
|• Total||8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||294.9 m (967.5 ft)|
Verd (pronounced [ˈʋɛɾt] ; in older sources also Vrd, German : Werd ) 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.
German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.
Vrhnika is a town in Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Vrhnika. It is located on the Ljubljanica River, 21 km from Ljubljana along the A1 motorway.
Inner Carniola is a traditional region of Slovenia, the southwestern part of the larger Carniola region. It comprises the Hrušica karst plateau up to Postojna Gate, bordering the Slovenian Littoral in the west. Its administrative and economic center of the region is Postojna, and other minor centers include Logatec, Cerknica, Pivka, and Ilirska Bistrica.
Verd is a ribbon village between the foot of Ljubljana Peak (Slovene : Ljubljanski vrh, 819 meters or 2,687 feet) and Retovje Springs. It includes the hamlets of Janezova Vas, Pritiska, Podgora, and Gradar. The soil in the lower part of the settlement is composed of marsh humus, and in the higher parts is brown loam. There is a large quarry on the slope of Javorč Hill (605 meters or 1,985 feet) where limestone is extracted and crushed for use by the railroad. The nearby hills, with a predominantly limestone composition, are heavily forested. There are many karst sinkholes in the area.
Slovene or Slovenian belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia. It is the first language of about 2.1 million Slovenian people and is one of the 24 official and working languages of the European Union.
Retovje Springs is a group of springs that join to form the Big Ljubljanica River.
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.In the past the German name was Werd.
Middle High German is the term for the form of German spoken in the High Middle Ages. It is conventionally dated between 1050 and 1350, developing from Old High German and into Early New High German. High German is defined as those varieties of German which were affected by the Second Sound Shift; the Middle Low German and Middle Dutch languages spoken to the North and North West, which did not participate in this sound change, are not part of MHG.
The local church in Verd is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and belongs to the Parish of Vrhnika.
Anthony the Hermit, also known as Antony of Lérins, is a Christian saint. He was born in the ancient Roman province of Valeria, then part of the Hunnic Empire. When he was eight years old, his father died and he was entrusted to the care of the holy Abbot Severinus of Noricum, in modern-day Austria. Upon the death of Severinus in 482, Anthony was sent to Germany and put in the care of his uncle, Constantius, an early Bishop of Lorsch. While there, Anthony is thought to have become a monk at the age of twenty.
A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Historically, a parish often covered the same geographical area as a manor. Its association with the parish church remains paramount.
Notable people that were born or lived in Verd include:
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Jerinov Grič is a small settlement in the hills southwest of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.
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Podlipa is a village in a small valley northwest of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. In addition to the hamlet of Dolino in the main part of the settlement, in includes the hamlets of Krošljev Hrib, Trčkov Hrib, Železnikov Hrib, and Podpesek.
Pokojišče is a small village in the Municipality of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.
Zaplana is a small village in the hills west of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.
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Sinja Gorica is a settlement immediately northwest of Vrhnika in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. The settlement consists of two parts: the older part stands to the southeast, built around the foot of a hill and along the road to Blatna Brezovica. The newer part, the hamlet of Sap, stands along the main road from Vrhnika to Ljubljana.
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