Čeče

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Čeče
Sveta Katarina (until 1955)
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Čeče is located in Slovenia
Čeče
Čeče
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°10′24.4″N 15°4′35.55″E / 46.173444°N 15.0765417°E / 46.173444; 15.0765417Coordinates: 46°10′24.4″N 15°4′35.55″E / 46.173444°N 15.0765417°E / 46.173444; 15.0765417
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Central Sava
Municipality Trbovlje, Hrastnik
Area
 • Total 3.82 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Elevation 561.6 m (1,842.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 303
[1]

Čeče (pronounced [ˈtʃeːtʃɛ]) is a settlement in central Slovenia. It lies in the hills northeast of the town of Trbovlje. Administratively it is divided between the municipalities of Trbovlje and Hrastnik. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. It is now included in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveta Katarina (literally, 'Saint Catherine') to Čeče (literally, 'hayfields') 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.[3][4][5]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Catherine and belongs to the Parish of Trbovlje. It dates to the 17th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Trbovlje 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. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3456

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