Škocjan, Koper

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Škocjan
Sveti Tomaž (until 1955), San Canziano (Italian)
Škocjan is located in Slovenia
Škocjan
Škocjan
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°31′52.7″N 13°46′30.38″E / 45.531306°N 13.7751056°E / 45.531306; 13.7751056Coordinates: 45°31′52.7″N 13°46′30.38″E / 45.531306°N 13.7751056°E / 45.531306; 13.7751056
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Koper
Area
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Elevation 48.2 m (158.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 477
[1]

Škocjan (pronounced [ˈʃkɔːtsjan]) is a settlement on the outskirts of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Tomaž (literally, 'Saint Thomas') to Škocjan in 1955. The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares, Streets, and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Koper municipal site
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Premk, F. 2004. Slovenska versko-krščanska terminologija v zemljepisnih imenih in spremembe za čas 1921–1967/68. Besedoslovne lastnosti slovenskega jezika: slovenska zemljepisna imena. Ljubljana: Slavistično društvo Slovenije, pp. 113–132.
  5. ^ Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.

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