Sveti Bric (until 1955)
|• Total||1.21 km2 (0.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432.4 m (1,418.6 ft)|
Hrastovec (pronounced [ˈxɾaːstɔʋəts]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Velenje in northern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.
The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Bric (literally, 'Saint Brice') to Hrastovec 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.
South of the settlement is a 13th-century castle known was Turn Castle (Slovene: Grad Turn). It was greatly rebuilt and remodelled over the centuries, with the last major building phase dating to the 18th century.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Velenje municipal site
- Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
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- Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 4337
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