Vidovica

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Vidovica
Sveti Vid (until 1955)
Vidovica is located in Slovenia
Vidovica
Vidovica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°11′12.08″N 15°37′28.32″E / 46.1866889°N 15.6245333°E / 46.1866889; 15.6245333Coordinates: 46°11′12.08″N 15°37′28.32″E / 46.1866889°N 15.6245333°E / 46.1866889; 15.6245333
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Podčetrtek
Area
 • Total 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 298.6 m (979.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 66
[1]

Vidovica (pronounced [ˈʋiːdɔʋitsa]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Podčetrtek in eastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Vid (literally, 'Saint Vitus') to Vidovica 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]

Church[edit]

The local church, from which the village gets its name, is dedicated to Saint Vitus and belongs to the Parish of Sveta Ema. It was built in 1619. The main altar dates to the late 17th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Podčetrtek municipal site
  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. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 2969

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