Sveti Ožbolt

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Sveti Ožbolt

Ožbolt nad Zmincem (1955–1997)
Sveti Ozbolt - Jansc Slovenia.jpg
Sveti Ožbolt is located in Slovenia
Sveti Ožbolt
Sveti Ožbolt
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°6′53.71″N 14°17′5.31″E / 46.1149194°N 14.2848083°E / 46.1149194; 14.2848083Coordinates: 46°6′53.71″N 14°17′5.31″E / 46.1149194°N 14.2848083°E / 46.1149194; 14.2848083
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityŠkofja Loka
Area
 • Total7.72 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Elevation
847.3 m (2,779.9 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total78
[1]

Sveti Ožbolt (pronounced [ˈsʋeːti ˈoʒːbɔlt]; German: Sankt Oswald[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Škofja Loka in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Ožbolt (literally, 'Saint Oswald') to Ožbolt nad Zmincem (literally, 'Oswald 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.[3][4][5] The name Sveti Ožbolt was restored in 1997.[6] In the past the German name was Sankt Oswald.[2]

Church[edit]

Saint Oswald's Church

The local church, built on a hill above the settlement, is dedicated to Saint Oswald and is Late Gothic with the date 1527 in its vaulted sanctuary. The nave dates to 1644 and originally had a flat ceiling but was vaulted in 1849. Frescos on the arch leading to the sanctuary were painted by Jernej of Loka in 1534.[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. 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.
  6. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: Sv. Ožbolt
  7. ^ Škofja Loka Municipality declaration of local churches as cultural monuments, 23 May 2007 Archived 11 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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