Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici

Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici (pronounced [ˈsʋeːti ˈjuːɾii̯ ɔp ˈʃtʃaːu̯nitsi]; German: St. Georgen an der Stainz) is a settlement in northeastern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici. It lies on the Ščavnica River in the region known as Prlekija. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Mura Statistical Region.[2]

Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici is located in Slovenia
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′6″N 16°1′13″E / 46.56833°N 16.02028°E / 46.56833; 16.02028Coordinates: 46°34′6″N 16°1′13″E / 46.56833°N 16.02028°E / 46.56833; 16.02028
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionMura
MunicipalitySveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
Area
 • Total0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation
234.1 m (768.0 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total209

NameEdit

The settlement was first mentioned in written sources in 1680 under name Videm (borrowed from Middle High German videme 'church property'—originally, 'property left by the deceased to the church').[3] The settlement was known as Videm ob Ščavnici (literally, 'church property on the Ščavnica River') until 1997. On January 22, 1997 the municipal authorities mistakenly assumed that the name had been changed from a religious name under communist Yugoslavia, and it was changed to match the parish name Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici (literally, 'Saint George on the Ščavnica River').[4][5][6]

ChurchEdit

 
Saint George's Church

The local parish church is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: Sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It dates to the 13th century with numerous rebuildings, adaptations, and renovations over the following centuries.[7]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Naselje Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici". Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Municipality of Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici website
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 454.
  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 962

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