Sveti Duh, Bloke

Sveti Duh (pronounced [ˈsʋeːti ˈduːx]) is a small village north of Nova Vas in the Municipality of Bloke in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Sveti Duh

Krajič (1955–1989)
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Sveti Duh is located in Slovenia
Sveti Duh
Sveti Duh
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′50.84″N 14°31′23.7″E / 45.7974556°N 14.523250°E / 45.7974556; 14.523250Coordinates: 45°47′50.84″N 14°31′23.7″E / 45.7974556°N 14.523250°E / 45.7974556; 14.523250
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityBloke
Area
 • Total0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation
759.6 m (2,492.1 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total15
[1]

NameEdit

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Duh (literally, 'Holy Spirit') to Krajič 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 connotations from toponyms. The name Sveti Duh was restored in 1989.[3][4][5]

ChurchEdit

 
Holy Spirit Church

The local church in the settlement, from which the village gets its name, is dedicated to the Holy Spirit and belongs to the Parish of Bloke.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Bloke 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. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia Journal website

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