Nova Cerkev

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Nova Cerkev
Strmec (pri Vojniku) (1952–1992)
Postcard of Nova Cerkev
Postcard of Nova Cerkev
Nova Cerkev is located in Slovenia
Nova Cerkev
Nova Cerkev
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°18′47.51″N 15°17′10.24″E / 46.3131972°N 15.2861778°E / 46.3131972; 15.2861778Coordinates: 46°18′47.51″N 15°17′10.24″E / 46.3131972°N 15.2861778°E / 46.3131972; 15.2861778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Vojnik
Area
 • Total 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation 303.2 m (994.8 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 497
[1]

Nova Cerkev (pronounced [ˈnɔːʋa ˈtseːrkɛu̯]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Vojnik in eastern Slovenia. It lies on the left bank of the Hudinja River northwest of Vojnik off the main road to Velenje. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Nova Cerkev (literally, 'new church') to Strmec in 1952. It was further renamed from Strmec to Strmec pri Vojniku in 1953. 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. The name Nova Cerkev was restored in 1992.[3][4][5]

Church[edit]

St. Leonard's Church, Nova Cerkev

The local parish church is dedicated to Saint Leonard and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1236. The original Romanesque building was extended in the 15th century. In around 1730 two Baroque chapels were added.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Vojnik 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 3202

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