Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
|Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Občina Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Lake Blaguš in the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Location of the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Anton Slana|
|• Total||51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici (German: St. Georgen an der Stainz) is a settlement and a municipality in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the Ščavnica River in the region known as Prlekija. Traditionally the area was part of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Mura statistical region.
The settlement was first mentioned in written sources in 1680 under name Videm (borrowed from Middle High German videme 'church property'—originally, 'property left by the deceased to the church'). The settlement was known as Videm ob Ščavnici (literally, 'church property on the Ščavnica River') until 1997. On January 22, 1997 the municipal authorities mistakenly assumed that the name had been changed from a religious name under communist Yugoslavia, and it was changed to match the parish name Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici (literally, 'Saint George on the Ščavnica River').
The local parish church is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: Sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It dates to the 13th century with numerous rebuildings, adaptations, and renovations over the following centuries.
Notable people that were born or lived in the settlement or Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici include:
- Vekoslav Grmič (1923–2005), theologian
- Fran Ilešič (1871–1942), literary critic
- Edvard Kocbek (1904–1981), poet
- Anton Korošec (1872–1940), politician
- Bratko Kreft (1905–1996), playwright
- Davorin Trstenjak (1817–1890), ethnologist
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
- Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici municipal site
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