Brnica, Žalec

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Brnica
Sveti Križ (until 1953)
Brnica is located in Slovenia
Brnica
Brnica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°13′22.95″N 15°12′11.74″E / 46.2230417°N 15.2032611°E / 46.2230417; 15.2032611Coordinates: 46°13′22.95″N 15°12′11.74″E / 46.2230417°N 15.2032611°E / 46.2230417; 15.2032611
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Žalec
Area
 • Total 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 419.9 m (1,377.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 48
[1]

Brnica is a small settlement in hills on the right bank of the Savinja River in the Municipality of Žalec in east-central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja statistical region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Križ (literally, 'Holy Cross') to Brnica in 1953. 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. ^ Žalec 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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