Primož pri Šentjurju
|Primož pri Šentjurju
Sveti Primož (until 1955)
|• Total||2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||288.9 m (947.8 ft)|
Primož pri Šentjurju is a settlement in the Municipality of Šentjur in eastern Slovenia. The area is part of the historical Styria region. The municipality is now included in the Savinja statistical region. The settlement includes the hamlets of Bozne, Brezne, Grabne, and Kote.
The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Primož (literally, 'Saint Primus') to Primož pri Šentjurju (literally, 'Primus near Šentjur') 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.
The local church from which the settlement gets its name is dedicated to Saint Primus and Felicianus and belongs to the Parish of Šentjur. It was built in the early 18th century on the site of a 15th-century predecessor. A church at the site was first mentioned in written sources in 1457, when annual fair rights were granted by Emperor Frederick III. The fair was moved to Šentjur in 1583, but then the two events were later combined at the church in Primož pri Šentjurju. The nave of the current structure was vaulted in the mid-18th century, and a bell tower was added in the first half of the 19th century. The main altar is from the second half of the 18th century, and the church also has a Baroque chalice from the mid-18th century. The side altars were created by Janez Rangus from Vojnik in 1853.
Notable people that were born or lived in Primož pri Šentjurju include:
- Franc Guzej (or Guzaj; 1839–1880), folk hero and outlaw
- Josip Povalej (1869–1944), technical writer and lawyer
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Šentjur municipal site
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- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3044
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