Sgonico

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Sgonico
Zgonik
Comune
Comune di Sgonico / Občina Zgonik
Parish church in Sgonico
Parish church in Sgonico
Sgonico is located in Italy
Sgonico
Sgonico
Location of Sgonico in Italy
Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°45′E / 45.733°N 13.750°E / 45.733; 13.750
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province / Metropolitan ceety Province o Trieste (TS)
Frazioni Bristie (Brišče), Borgo Grotta Gigante (Briščiki), Campo Sacro (Božje Polje), Colludrozza (Koludrovica), Devincina (Devinščina), Gabrovizza San Primo (Gabrovec), Rupinpiccolo (Repnič), Sagrado di Sgonico (Zagradec), Sales (Salež), Samatorza (Samatorca), Sgonico (Zgonik)
Aurie
 • Tot 31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Tot 2,130
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34010
Dialin code 040
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Sgonico (Slovenie: Zgonik) is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Trieste in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, locatit aboot 12 km northwast o Trieste, on the border wi Slovenie. As o 31 December 2004, it haed a population o 2,130 an a aurie o 31.3 km2.[1] Accordin tae the 1971 census, 81.6% o the population are Slovenes.

Sgonico borders these municipalities: Duino-Aurisina, Monrupino, Sežana (Slovenie), an Trieste.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o the dounset wis first attestit in 1309 as Swonich (an as de Svonicho in 1348, de Vonicho in 1373, de Champanilo in 1374, de villa Svonich in 1421, Suonich an de Suonigo in 1525, an Sgonico in 1819). The name is o Slovene oreegin, derivit frae the Slovene common noun zvonik, "belfry", (in reference tae the kirk o Saunt Michael). The phonological chynge zvonik tae zgonik is characteristic o the local Slovene dialect; cf. dialect zgon an aw, "bell", frae zvon.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 480.

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