Miklavž na Dravskem Polju

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Miklavž na Dravskem Polju
Sveti Miklavž (until 1955)
Miklavž na Dravskem Polju is located in Slovenia
Miklavž na Dravskem Polju
Miklavž na Dravskem Polju
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°30′20.69″N 15°41′57.60″E / 46.5057472°N 15.6993333°E / 46.5057472; 15.6993333Coordinates: 46°30′20.69″N 15°41′57.60″E / 46.5057472°N 15.6993333°E / 46.5057472; 15.6993333
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Miklavž na Dravskem Polju
Area
 • Total 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 259.5 m (851.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,808
[1]

Miklavž na Dravskem Polju (pronounced [miˈklaːu̯ʃ na ˈdɾaːu̯skɛm ˈpoːlju]; Slovene: Miklavž na Dravskem polju) is the largest settlement and the seat of the Municipality of Miklavž na Dravskem Polju in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the right bank of the Drava River southeast of Maribor. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Miklavž (literally, 'Saint Nicholas') to Miklavž na Dravskem polju (literally, 'Nicholas on the Drava Plain') 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 parish church from which the settlement and municipality get their name is dedicated to Saint Nicholas (Slovene: sveti Miklavž) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was first mentioned in written documents dated to 1382, but the current building is a 16th-century structure.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Miklavž na Dravskem Polju 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 ešd 3181

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