1904 postcard of Batuje

Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 45°53′37.27″N 13°46′37.09″E / 45.8936861°N 13.7769694°E / 45.8936861; 13.7769694Coordinates: 45°53′37.27″N 13°46′37.09″E / 45.8936861°N 13.7769694°E / 45.8936861; 13.7769694
Country Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Ajdovščina
  Total 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevation 128.1 m (420.3 ft)
Population (2012)
  Total 335
  Density 119/km2 (310/sq mi)
Climate Cfa

Batuje (pronounced [baˈtuːjɛ]; Italian: Battùglia[2]) is a settlement in the Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Ajdovščina in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[3]


Batuje was attested in written sources in 1060–83 as Batauia (and as Buttavia after 1086, ze Butinach and ze Wutinach in 1389, and Watuiach in 1523). The name is of pre-Slavic origin, and the earliest transcriptions indicate that it is based on the Romance name Batavia, which is of unclear origin.[4]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[5]


  1. "Batuje, Ajdovščina". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. Corbanese, Guerrino Guglielmo. 1999. Il Friuli, Trieste e l'Istria: Tra la fine dell'ottocento e l'inizio del novecento. Udine: Del Bianco Editore, p. 444.
  3. Ajdovščina municipal site
  4. Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 53.
  5. Koper Diocese list of churches Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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