Šmihel, Pivka

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Šmihel
Šmihel na Krasu (until 1952), Dolane (1952–1990)
Smihel-Pivka1.jpg
Šmihel is located in Slovenia
Šmihel
Šmihel
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°39′8.79″N 14°10′47.45″E / 45.6524417°N 14.1798472°E / 45.6524417; 14.1798472Coordinates: 45°39′8.79″N 14°10′47.45″E / 45.6524417°N 14.1798472°E / 45.6524417; 14.1798472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Inner Carniola
Statistical region Inner Carniola–Karst
Municipality Pivka
Area
 • Total 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation 447.9 m (1,469.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 117
[1]

Šmihel is a village south of Pivka in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Šmihel na Krasu (literally, 'Saint Michael on the Karst') to Dolane in 1952. 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. The name Šmihel was restored in 1990.[3][4][5]

Church[edit]

The parish church, from which the settlement gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Michael and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Pivka 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.
  6. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches

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