Podnanos

Podnanos (pronounced [pɔˈdnaːnɔs]; formerly Šent Vid or Šentvid (nad Vipavo), Italian: San Vito di Vipacco) is a village in the upper Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Vipava in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It lies below Mount Nanos, from which it gets its current name.[2]

Podnanos

Šent Vid (until 1952), Šembid (local)
Podnanos
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°47′50.11″N 13°58′18.4″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLittoral
Statistical regionGorizia
MunicipalityVipava
Area
  Total1.36 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Elevation
169.2 m (555.1 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total364
[1]

Name

The name of the settlement was changed from Šent Vid (literally, 'Saint Vitus') to Podnanos (literally, 'below Mount Nanos') 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. The local name of the settlement, Šembid,[3] is derived from Šent Vid.[4][5][6]

Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Vitus and belongs to the Koper Diocese.[7]

Notable residents

References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Vipava municipal site
  3. Premrl, Radoslava. 1992. Moj brat Janko - Vojko. Ljubljana: Slovenska matica, p. 5.
  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. Koper Diocese list of churches Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
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