Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu

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Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu
Sveti Florjan (until 1953)
Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu is located in Slovenia
Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu
Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°19′15.78″N 14°48′34.67″E / 46.3210500°N 14.8096306°E / 46.3210500; 14.8096306Coordinates: 46°19′15.78″N 14°48′34.67″E / 46.3210500°N 14.8096306°E / 46.3210500; 14.8096306
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Gornji Grad
Area
 • Total 11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation 775.1 m (2,543.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 189
[1]

Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu (pronounced [flɔˈɾjaːn pɾi ˈɡoːɾnjɛm ˈɡɾaːdu]) is a settlement in the hills north and east of Gornji Grad in Slovenia. Traditionally the area belonged to the Styria region and is now included in the Savinja statistical region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Florjan (literally, 'Saint Florian') to Florjan pri Gornjem Gradu (literally, 'Florian near Gornji Grad') in 1953. 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 built on a hill in the south of the settlement overlooking Gornji Grad and is dedicated to Saints Primus and Felician and belongs to the Parish of Gornji Grad. It is a single-nave originally Romanesque building with an added sanctuary and a Baroque chapel and belfry.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Gornji Grad 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 2994

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