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Zgornje Gorje is a village and the administrative centre of the Municipality of Gorje in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.NameThe name Zgornje Gorje literally means 'upper Gorje', distinguishing the settlement from neighboring Spodnje Gorje (literally, 'lower Gorje'). The two settlements were attested in Latin in 1050–65 as in loco qui dicitur Summitas campi and in loco qui dicitur z Obinentigemo uelde (both 'in the place called top of the field'). The name Gorje is derived from the plural demonym *Gorjane 'mountain residents', derived from the common noun gora 'mountain'.ChurchThe parish church in the village is dedicated to Saint George. There are two monuments designed by Jože Plečnik here: a monument to villagers that died in the Second World War and a private grave monument to the Košir family.Notable peopleNotable people that were born or lived in Zgornje Gorje include: , beekeeper, politician and diplomatJožef Škrinar, writer, translator and priestZgornje Gorje is in Upper Carniola Region. Find what you're looking for from your Zgornje Gorje holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Slovenia trip planning site .
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