Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah

Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah (pronounced [ˈleːnaɾt ʍ slɔˈʋeːnskiɣ ɡɔˈɾiːtsax] (About this soundlisten); Slovene: Lenart v Slovenskih goricah) is a town in the Slovene Hills in the Municipality of Lenart in northeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[2] It is the seat of the municipality.

Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah

Sveti Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah (until 1952)
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Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah is located in Slovenia
Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah
Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′27″N 15°49′56″E / 46.57417°N 15.83222°E / 46.57417; 15.83222Coordinates: 46°34′27″N 15°49′56″E / 46.57417°N 15.83222°E / 46.57417; 15.83222
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalityLenart
Elevation
264 m (866 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,285
Vehicle registrationMB
[1]

NameEdit

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Lenart v Slovenskih goricah (literally, 'Saint Leonard in the Slovene Hills') to Lenart v Slovenskih goricah (literally, 'Leonard in the Slovene Hills') in 1952. 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]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Lenart v Slovenskih Goricah include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Lenart 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. ^ Šubelj, Ljuba Dornik. 2005. "Podatki o dr. Vitu Kraigherju so bili državna tajnost." Arhivi 28(1): 77–85. (in Slovene)

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