Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko

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Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko
Sveti Florjan (until 1955),
Florjan nad Zmincem (1955–2002)
Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko is located in Slovenia
Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko
Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′6.56″N 14°14′14.29″E / 46.1518222°N 14.2373028°E / 46.1518222; 14.2373028Coordinates: 46°9′6.56″N 14°14′14.29″E / 46.1518222°N 14.2373028°E / 46.1518222; 14.2373028
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Škofja Loka
Area
 • Total 1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Elevation 619.7 m (2,033.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 27
[1]

Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko (pronounced [ˈsʋeːti flɔɾˈjaːn nat ˈʃkoːfjɔ ˈloːkɔ]; in older sources also Sveti Florjan,[2] German: Sankt Florian[2]) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Škofja Loka in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. The church of Saint Florian on a hill above the village, though actually belonging to the neighbouring village of Sopotnica, gave its name to the settlement.

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Florjan (literally, 'Saint Florian') to Florjan na Zmincem (literally, 'Florian above Zminec') 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. The name was changed again in 2002 to Sveti Florijan nad Škofjo Loko.[3][4][5] In the past the German name was Sankt Florian.[2]

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. 64.
  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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