Straža pri Krškem

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Straža pri Krškem

Straža Svetega Lovrenca (until 1955)
Straža pri Krškem is located in Slovenia
Straža pri Krškem
Straža pri Krškem
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°58′38.15″N 15°26′37.73″E / 45.9772639°N 15.4438139°E / 45.9772639; 15.4438139Coordinates: 45°58′38.15″N 15°26′37.73″E / 45.9772639°N 15.4438139°E / 45.9772639; 15.4438139
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionLower Sava
MunicipalityKrško
Area
 • Total0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Elevation
387.5 m (1,271.3 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total30
[1]

Straža pri Krškem (pronounced [ˈstɾaːʒa pɾi ˈkəɾʃkɛm]; German: Straža bei Sankt Lorenz[2]) is a small village in the hills above the left bank of the Sava River northwest of the town of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[3]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Straža Svetega Lovrenca (literally, 'Straža of St. Lawrence') to Straža pri Krškem (literally, 'Straža near Krško') 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.[4][5][6] In the past the German name was Straža bei Sankt Lorenz.[2]

History[edit]

During the Second World War, the Slovene population of the village was evicted and Gottschee Germans were settled in their place. The village was joined together with neighboring Dunaj, and the two villages were jointly renamed Lorenzberg.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 78.
  3. ^ Krško 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.
  7. ^ Polšak, Anton (1996). "Ponemčevanje slovenskih krajevnih imen v okrožju Brežice v letih 1941-1945". Časopis za zgodovino in narodopisje. 67 (2): 219.

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