Šent Jurij

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Šent Jurij
Sveti Jurij (unofficial),
Podtabor pri Grosupljem (1952–1992)
Sveti Jurij Grosuplje Slovenia.JPG
Šent Jurij is located in Slovenia
Šent Jurij
Šent Jurij
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°55′35.37″N 14°37′16.23″E / 45.9264917°N 14.6211750°E / 45.9264917; 14.6211750Coordinates: 45°55′35.37″N 14°37′16.23″E / 45.9264917°N 14.6211750°E / 45.9264917; 14.6211750
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Grosuplje
Area
 • Total 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation 342.2 m (1,122.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 308
[1]

Šent Jurij (pronounced [ˈʃɛnt ˈjuːɾii̯]; German: Sankt Georgen[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Grosuplje in central Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Jurij pri Grosupljem (literally, 'Saint George near Grosuplje') to Podtabor pri Grosupljem (literally, 'below the fort near Grosuplje') in 1952. 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 Šent Jurij was restored in 1992.[4][5][6]

Church[edit]

Saint George's Church

The parish church from which the settlement gets its name is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana. It is a Gothic building that was restyled and rebuilt in 18th and 19th centuries.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 114.
  3. ^ Grosuplje municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
  7. ^ "EŠD 2460". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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