Šentjur

Šentjur (pronounced [ʃɛnˈtjuːɾ] (listen) or [ʃənˈtjuːɾ]; German: Sankt Georgen bei Cilli) is a town in eastern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Šentjur. The town lies on the Voglajna River east of Celje. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]

Šentjur

Sveti Jurij pri Celju (until 1952)
Šentjur pri Celju (1952–1990)
Town

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Šentjur
Location of the town of Šentjur in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°13′3.31″N 15°23′45.53″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionSavinja
MunicipalityŠentjur
Elevation
262.5 m (861.2 ft)
Population
 (2002)[1]
  Total4,723
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
ClimateCfb

Name

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Jurij pri Celju (literally, 'Saint George near Celje') to Šentjur pri Celju in 1952.[3] The town was renamed again from Šentjur pri Celju to Šentjur in 1990.[4]

Church

The parish church from which the settlement gets its name 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.[5]

References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. Šentjur municipal site Archived 2011-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (in Slovene)
  5. Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3041


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