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Dvorjane

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Country  Slovenia
Statistical region  Drava
Area  3.39 km²
Municipality  Municipality of Duplek
Traditional region  Styria
Elevation  238 m
Population  651 (2002)
Dvorjane

Dvorjane ([dʋɔˈɾjaːnɛ]) is a village in the Municipality of Duplek in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the left bank of the Drava River southeast of Maribor. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.

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Map of 2241 Dvorjane, Slovenia

Name

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Martin pri Vurbergu (literally, 'Saint Martin near Vurberg') to Dvorjane (literally, 'manor dwellers') 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 elements from toponyms.

Church

The local parish church, built on the southeastern outskirts of the village, is dedicated to Saint Martin and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor. It is a 15th-century building, rededicated in 1535 and extended in 1782.

References

Dvorjane Wikipedia


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