Municipality o Bloke

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Municipality o Bloke

Občina Bloke
Loch Bloke
Loch Bloke
Location o the Municipality o Bloke in Slovenie
Location o the Municipality o Bloke in Slovenie
Coordinates: 45°47′N 14°29′E / 45.783°N 14.483°E / 45.783; 14.483Coordinates: 45°47′N 14°29′E / 45.783°N 14.483°E / 45.783; 14.483
Kintra Slovenie
 • MayorJože Doles
 • Total75.1 km2 (29.0 sq mi)
 • Total1,578
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

The Municipality o Bloke (Slovene: Občina Bloke) is a municipality in Slovenie. Oreeginally a municipality in its awn richt, it wis incorporatit intae the Municipality o Cerknica in 1955 an in wis includit in the Municipality o Loška Dolina in 1995, when it split frae Cerknica. It wis re-established as a unthirlt municipality in 1998.[2]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Municipality o Bloke is namit efter the karst Bloke Plateau, ower which the majority o its 45 dounsets are scattered. The name Bloke wis first attestit in written sources in 1230 as Oblach (an as Oblukch in 1260, Oblakh in 1360, an Obloc in 1581). These early transcriptions indicate that the name wis oreeginally *Obloke, probably derivit frae the prepositional phrase *ob(ь) lǫky or *ob(ь) lǫkaxъ 'next tae the flood-meadae(s)'. Less likely theories connect the name tae the meanins 'next tae rough terrain' or 'arc, arch'.[3]

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Panorama o the Bloke Plateau

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. Bloke municipal site
  3. Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 65.

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