Straža pri Raki

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Straža pri Raki

Straža Svetega Valentina (until 1955)
Skyline of Straža pri Raki
Straža pri Raki is located in Slovenia
Straža pri Raki
Straža pri Raki
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°55′32.37″N 15°24′42.06″E / 45.9256583°N 15.4116833°E / 45.9256583; 15.4116833Coordinates: 45°55′32.37″N 15°24′42.06″E / 45.9256583°N 15.4116833°E / 45.9256583; 15.4116833
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionLower Sava
MunicipalityKrško
Area
 • Total1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Elevation
210.5 m (690.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total168
[1]

Straža pri Raki (pronounced [ˈstɾaːʒa pɾi ˈɾaːki]; in older sources also Straza pri Svetem Valentinu,[2] German: Straža bei Sankt Valentin[2]) is a settlement east of Raka in the Municipality 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 Valentina (literally, 'Straža of St. Valentine') to Straža pri Raki (literally, 'Straža near Raka') 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 Valentin.[2]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to Saint Valentine and belongs to the Parish of Leskovec pri Krškem. It dates to the 17th century.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, 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. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1959

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