Lovrenc na Dravskem Polju

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Lovrenc na Dravskem polju

Sveti Lovrenc na Dravskem polju (until 1952)
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Lovrenc na Dravskem polju is located in Slovenia
Lovrenc na Dravskem polju
Lovrenc na Dravskem polju
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°22′42.41″N 15°46′47.02″E / 46.3784472°N 15.7797278°E / 46.3784472; 15.7797278Coordinates: 46°22′42.41″N 15°46′47.02″E / 46.3784472°N 15.7797278°E / 46.3784472; 15.7797278
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalityKidričevo
Area
 • Total2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation
236.9 m (777.2 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total657
[1]

Lovrenc na Dravskem Polju (pronounced [ˈloːu̯ɾɛnts na ˈdɾaːu̯skɛm ˈpoːlju]; Slovene: Lovrenc na Dravskem polju) is a village in the Municipality of Kidričevo in northeastern Slovenia. Traditionally the entire area was part of the Styria region. 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 Lovrenc na Dravskem polju (literally, 'Saint Lawrence on the Drava Plain') to Lovrenc na Dravskem polju (literally, 'Lawrence on the Drava Plain') 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 Lawrence and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was built in 1414 on the site of an earlier church, first mentioned in written documents dating to 1323. Part of a late 12th-century structure is incorporated into the sanctuary.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ "Portal občine Kidričevo - Portal občine Kidričevo". www.kidricevo.si. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  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 3117

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