Gore, Hrastnik

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Gore

Sveti Jurij ob Turju (until 1955)
Village with Saint George's Church
Village with Saint George's Church
Gore is located in Slovenia
Gore
Gore
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°6′56.55″N 15°8′24.41″E / 46.1157083°N 15.1401139°E / 46.1157083; 15.1401139Coordinates: 46°6′56.55″N 15°8′24.41″E / 46.1157083°N 15.1401139°E / 46.1157083; 15.1401139
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionCentral Sava
MunicipalityHrastnik
Area
 • Total6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Elevation
742.6 m (2,436.4 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total101
[1]

Gore (pronounced [ˈɡɔːɾɛ]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Hrastnik in central Slovenia. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[2]

The local church is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Parish of Hrastnik. It dates to the early 16th century.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Jurij ob Turju (literally, 'Saint George next to Turje') to Gore (literally, 'mountains') 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.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Hrastnik municipal site
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2947
  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.

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