Šentrupert, Laško

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Šentrupert
Sveti Rupert (until 1952), Breze (1952–1994)
Šentrupert is located in Slovenia
Šentrupert
Šentrupert
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°10′2.71″N 15°21′23.44″E / 46.1674194°N 15.3565111°E / 46.1674194; 15.3565111Coordinates: 46°10′2.71″N 15°21′23.44″E / 46.1674194°N 15.3565111°E / 46.1674194; 15.3565111
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Laško
Area
 • Total 5.79 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Elevation 491.5 m (1,612.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 361
[1]

Šentrupert is a settlement in the Municipality of Laško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Savinja statistical region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Rupert (literally, 'Saint Rupert') to Breze (literally, 'birches') 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.[3][4] The name Sveti Rupert was restored in a contracted form in 1994 as Šentrupert.[5]

Church[edit]

The local parish church, from which the settlement gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Rupert and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It dates to the 16th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Laško municipal site
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Urbanc, Mimi & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
  5. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3328

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