Šmartno na Pohorju

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Šmartno na Pohorju

Sveti Martin na Pohorju (until 1952)
Šmartno na Pohorju.jpg
Šmartno na Pohorju is located in Slovenia
Šmartno na Pohorju
Šmartno na Pohorju
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°26′40.65″N 15°32′23.13″E / 46.4446250°N 15.5397583°E / 46.4446250; 15.5397583Coordinates: 46°26′40.65″N 15°32′23.13″E / 46.4446250°N 15.5397583°E / 46.4446250; 15.5397583
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalitySlovenska Bistrica
Area
 • Total3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Elevation
774.5 m (2,541.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total183
[1]

Šmartno na Pohorju (pronounced [ˈʃmaːɾtnɔ na ˈpoːxɔɾju]) is a village in the Pohorje Hills in the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica in northeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Martin na Pohorju (literally, 'Saint Martin on Pohorje') to Šmartno na Pohorju 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.[3][4][5]

Church[edit]

The local parish church, from which the settlement gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It dates to the early 13th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Slovenska Bistrica 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 3169

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