Šentjur (pronounced [ʃɛnˈtjùːɾ] (listen) or [ʃənˈtjùːɾ]; German: Sankt Georgen[3]) is a town in eastern Slovenia. It is the seat, and largest settlement, of the Municipality of Šentjur. The town lies on the Voglajna River east southeast of Celje. The settlement, and the entire municipality, are included in the Savinja Statistical Region, which is in the Slovenian portion of the historical Duchy of Styria.[4]

Šentjur
Sveti Jurij pri Celju (until 1952)
Šentjur pri Celju (1952–1990)
Town
ŠENTJUR PRI CELJU - panoramio.jpg
Flag of Šentjur
Coat of arms of Šentjur
Šentjur is located in Slovenia
Šentjur
Šentjur
Location of the town of Šentjur in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°13′3.31″N 15°23′45.53″E / 46.2175861°N 15.3959806°E / 46.2175861; 15.3959806Coordinates: 46°13′3.31″N 15°23′45.53″E / 46.2175861°N 15.3959806°E / 46.2175861; 15.3959806
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionSavinja
MunicipalityŠentjur
Elevation
262.5 m (861.2 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1][2]
 • Total4,940
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationCE
ClimateCfb

NameEdit

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Jurij pri Celju (literally, 'Saint George near Celje') to Šentjur pri Celju in 1952.[5] The town was renamed again from Šentjur pri Celju to Šentjur in 1990.[6]

ChurchEdit

The parish church, which the settlement gets its name from, is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij, colloquially šent Jur(ij)) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was built between 1708 and 1721.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Razpotnik, Barica (2020-06-08). "On 1 January 2020, 2,095,861 residents of Slovenia lived in 5,978 settlements; 57 settlements were unpopulated" (Press release). Ljubljana: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2021-01-10. final data (XLS attachment)
  2. ^ Prebivalci po spolu, občine in naselja, Slovenija, 1. januar 2020 [Population by sex, municipalities and resorts, Slovenia, 1 January 2020]. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (XLS) (in Slovenian). Ljubljana. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2021-01-10. (note: for Šentjur, the municipality is at code 120, followed immediately by its settlements at codes 120001–120121)
  3. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1904. p. 41.
  4. ^ Šentjur municipal site Archived 2011-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  6. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (in Slovene)
  7. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3041

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