Seča

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Seča
Sezza, Sveti Jernej (until 1958)
Seča.jpg
Seča is located in Slovenia
Seča
Seča
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°29′53.12″N 13°36′31.83″E / 45.4980889°N 13.6088417°E / 45.4980889; 13.6088417Coordinates: 45°29′53.12″N 13°36′31.83″E / 45.4980889°N 13.6088417°E / 45.4980889; 13.6088417
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Piran
Area
 • Total 3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation 64.2 m (210.6 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 942
[1]

Seča (pronounced [ˈseːtʃa]; Italian: Sezza[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Piran in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Jernej (literally, 'Saint Bartholomew') to Seča in 1958. 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.[4][5][6]

Church[edit]

The local church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew (Slovene: sveti Jernej).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Spezialortsrepertorium der österreichischen Länder. Bearbeiten auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. Dezember 1910, vol. 7: Österreichisch-Illyrisches Küstenland. 1918. Vienna: K. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, p. 39.
  3. ^ Piran municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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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