Brezje pri Tržiču

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Brezje pri Tržiču

Sveta Neža (until 1955)
Brezje pri Tržiču
Brezje pri Tržiču
Brezje pri Tržiču is located in Slovenia
Brezje pri Tržiču
Brezje pri Tržiču
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°21′32.29″N 14°16′36.12″E / 46.3589694°N 14.2767000°E / 46.3589694; 14.2767000Coordinates: 46°21′32.29″N 14°16′36.12″E / 46.3589694°N 14.2767000°E / 46.3589694; 14.2767000
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityTržič
Elevation
692.5 m (2,272.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total361
[1]

Brezje pri Tržiču (pronounced [ˈbɾeːzjɛ pɾi təɾˈʒiːtʃu]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Tržič in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is located near the road from Tržič to Begunje. In 2002 it had a population of 361.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveta Neža (literally, 'Saint Agnes') to Brezje pri Tržiču 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 Agnes (Slovene: sveta Neža).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ [1]
  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.

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