Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici

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Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Občina Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Municipality
Lake Blaguš in the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Lake Blaguš in the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Location of the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici in Slovenia
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici is located in Slovenia
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Location of the settlement of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′6″N 16°1′13″E / 46.56833°N 16.02028°E / 46.56833; 16.02028Coordinates: 46°34′6″N 16°1′13″E / 46.56833°N 16.02028°E / 46.56833; 16.02028
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Anton Slana
Area
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 2,883
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici (German: St. Georgen an der Stainz) is a settlement and a municipality in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the river Ščavnica in the region known as Prlekija. Traditionally the area was part of Lower Styria. The municipality is now included in the Mura statistical region.[2]

Name[edit]

The first mention of the settlement was in 1680 using the name Videm and remained as Videm ob Ščavnici (literally, 'Church district on the Ščavnica River') until 1997. Municipal authority on 22. January 1997 mistakenly considered the old name as enforced by socialist Jugoslavia state and changed it to match the parochial name Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici.[3][4][5]

Church[edit]

The local parish church, is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: Sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It dates to the 13th century with numerous rebuilding, adaptations and renovations over the following centuries.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in the settlement or Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici Municipality 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. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 962

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