Čatež ob Savi

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Čatež ob Savi
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Čatež ob Savi is located in Slovenia
Čatež ob Savi
Čatež ob Savi
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°53′33.39″N 15°35′52.42″E / 45.8926083°N 15.5978944°E / 45.8926083; 15.5978944Coordinates: 45°53′33.39″N 15°35′52.42″E / 45.8926083°N 15.5978944°E / 45.8926083; 15.5978944
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Lower Sava
Municipality Brežice
Area
 • Total 5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Elevation 170.2 m (558.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 322
[1]

Čatež ob Savi (pronounced [ˈtʃaːtɛʃ ɔp ˈsaːvi]; German: Tschatesch[2]) is a village on the right bank of the Sava River at its confluence with the Krka River in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

Čatež was attested in written sources in 1249 as Sates (and as Tzattesch in 1265 and Czates in 1392). The name is believed to be derived from the Slovene common noun *čretež 'cleared land'. A less likely theory derives the name from the Slovene common noun čret or čreta 'swamp'. Rejected derivations of the name include those from čata 'ambush' because of medieval transcriptions and linguistic geographical factors, and from Čatež (the name of a mythological dwarf).[4] The name of the settlement was changed from Čatež to Čatež ob Savi in 1955.[5] In the past the German name was Tschatesch.[2]

Religious Heritage[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1323, but the current building was built in 1833.[6] A second church belonging to the parish is built on a hill to the south of the main village. It is dedicated to Saint Vitus and was built in the second half of the 13th century. Its belfry was built in the early 19th century.[7]

Spa[edit]

A few kilometres to the east of the settlement is the large spa resort of Terme Čatež.[8] In the 19th century the spa was known as Čatežke Toplice[2] (German: Bad Tschatesch).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c d Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, pp. 68–69.
  3. ^ Brežice municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 95–96.
  5. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 1710
  7. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 1711
  8. ^ Terme Čatež site

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