Miklavž pri Ormožu

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Miklavž pri Ormožu
Sveti Miklavž pri Ormožu (until 1955)
MiklavzpriOrmozu.jpg
Miklavž pri Ormožu is located in Slovenia
Miklavž pri Ormožu
Miklavž pri Ormožu
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°27′32.58″N 16°12′52.82″E / 46.4590500°N 16.2146722°E / 46.4590500; 16.2146722Coordinates: 46°27′32.58″N 16°12′52.82″E / 46.4590500°N 16.2146722°E / 46.4590500; 16.2146722
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Drava
Municipality Ormož
Area
 • Total 4.32 km2 (1.67 sq mi)
Elevation 231.8 m (760.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 262
[1]

Miklavž pri Ormožu (pronounced [miˈklaːu̯ʃ pɾi ˈoːɾmɔʒu]) is a settlement in the hills northeast of Ormož in northeastern Slovenia. The area traditionally belongs to the Styria region and is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Miklavž pri Ormožu (literally, 'Saint Nicholas near Ormož') to Miklavž pri Ormožu (literally, 'Nicholas near Ormož') 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 gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Nicholas (Slovene: sveti Miklavž). It belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It was built between 1683 and 1692 in the Baroque style.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Ormož 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 3182

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