Podgaj, Šentjur

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Podgaj
Sveti Ožbalt (until 1955)
Podgaj is located in Slovenia
Podgaj
Podgaj
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°14′33.91″N 15°27′4.12″E / 46.2427528°N 15.4511444°E / 46.2427528; 15.4511444Coordinates: 46°14′33.91″N 15°27′4.12″E / 46.2427528°N 15.4511444°E / 46.2427528; 15.4511444
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Šentjur
Area
 • Total 0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Elevation 314.9 m (1,033.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 90
[1]

Podgaj (pronounced [pɔdˈɡaːi̯]) is a small settlement south of Ponikva in the Municipality of Šentjur in eastern Slovenia. Traditionally the area is part of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Ožbalt (literally, 'Saint Oswald') to Podgaj (literally, 'below the grove') 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Šentjur 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.

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