Vrhe, Trbovlje

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Vrhe

Sveti Lenart (until 1955)
Vrhe is located in Slovenia
Vrhe
Vrhe
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°11′23.12″N 15°0′44.31″E / 46.1897556°N 15.0123083°E / 46.1897556; 15.0123083Coordinates: 46°11′23.12″N 15°0′44.31″E / 46.1897556°N 15.0123083°E / 46.1897556; 15.0123083
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionCentral Sava
MunicipalityTrbovlje
Area
 • Total1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
Elevation
813.4 m (2,668.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total23
[1]

Vrhe (pronounced [ʋəɾˈxeː]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Trbovlje in central Slovenia. It lies in the hills northwest of the town of Trbovlje and part of the settlement lies in the neighbouring Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Central Sava Statistical Region.[2]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Lenart (literally, 'Saint Leonard') to Vrhe (literally, 'peaks') 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Trbovlje 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.

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