Sveti Peter, Piran

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Sveti Peter
Raven (1955–1992), Šupeter (locally)
Sveti Peter is located in Slovenia
Sveti Peter
Sveti Peter
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°27′59.72″N 13°41′3.94″E / 45.4665889°N 13.6844278°E / 45.4665889; 13.6844278Coordinates: 45°27′59.72″N 13°41′3.94″E / 45.4665889°N 13.6844278°E / 45.4665889; 13.6844278
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Piran
Area
 • Total 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 329
[1]

Sveti Peter is a village in the Municipality of Piran in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Peter (literally, 'Saint Peter') to Raven (literally, 'plain') 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 name Sveti Peter was restored in 1992.[3][4][5] The settlement is also known locally as Šupeter.[6]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Peter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Piran 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. ^ Piransko podeželje / L'entroterra di Pirano. 2010. Piran: Občina Piran.

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