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Obrije is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Country Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Ljubljana
Elevation[1] 291 m (955 ft)

Obrije (pronounced ; in older sources also Obrje[2][3]) is a formerly independent settlement in the northeast part of the capital Ljubljana in central Slovenia.[1] It was part of the traditional region of Upper Carniola and is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[4]


Obrije lies along the road from Hrastje to Stožice. It is a linear village on a terrace above the Sava River. Most of the houses stand on the edge of the terrace, but some also stand on a lower terrace further north, towards the river. Fields are located to the southeast.[1]


Obrije was attested in written sources in 1490 as Albriach. The medieval transcriptions indicate that the name is not etymologically related to that of Abriach (Slovene: Obrije), a village in Austria's Völkermarkt District. The name was originally *Olbr′ane, a plural demonym, probably derived from the pre-Romance root *alber-. Liquid metathesis of this root also produced the Slovene dialect word laberje 'field debris, field detritus', indicating that the name Obrije referred to local geological conditions.[5]


Obrije was annexed by the City of Ljubljana in 1982, ending its existence as an independent settlement.[6]

Sizing plant

Sizing plant

The Gradis construction company started operating a gravel pit in Obrije in 1952.[7] A sizing plant was later built at the site and was used for construction of the Nove Jarše housing development and other needs; it was abandoned in the 1990s.[8] The plant was damaged in a fire on 1 November 2008.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 363.
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 110.
  3. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. 1937. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo, p. 353.
  4. ^ Ljubljana municipal site
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 287.
  6. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  7. ^ Perko, Drago (ed.). 2005. Podtalnica Ljubljanskega polja (= Geografija Slovenije 10). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, p. 200.
  8. ^ Opuščena separacija (Slovene)
  9. ^ PGD Zadobrova. Intervencije. (Slovene)

External links

  • Obrije on Geopedia
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