Podbočje (pronounced [pɔdˈboːtʃjɛ]; German: Heiligenkreuz[2]) is a village on the right bank of the Krka River in the foothills of the Gorjanci range in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.[3]

Podbočje

Sveti Križ pri Kostanjevici (until 1952)
Postcard of Podbočje
Postcard of Podbočje
Podbočje is located in Slovenia
Podbočje
Podbočje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°51′56.04″N 15°27′46.61″E / 45.8655667°N 15.4629472°E / 45.8655667; 15.4629472Coordinates: 45°51′56.04″N 15°27′46.61″E / 45.8655667°N 15.4629472°E / 45.8655667; 15.4629472
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionLower Sava
MunicipalityKrško
Area
 • Total1.46 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Elevation
153.2 m (502.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total336
[1]

NameEdit

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Križ pri Kostanjevici (literally, 'Holy Cross near Kostanjevica') to Podbočje (literally, 'below the slope') 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.[4][5][6] In the past the German name was Heiligenkreuz.[2]

ChurchEdit

The parish church in the village is dedicated to the Holy Cross and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It is a Neo-Gothic church built in 1907.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  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. 70.
  3. ^ Krško municipal site
  4. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
  7. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2399

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