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Murska Sobota is a town and municipality in northeastern Slovenia, located near the river Mura (hence the name) in the region of Prekmurje, being its regional capital. The municipality has 22.000 inhabitants and borders Austria and Hungary. Mura (German Mur) is a river in Central Europe, a subsidiary of the bigger Drava and subsequently Danube. ... Prekmurje (Hungarian: Muravidék) is the easternmost region of Slovenia. ...

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Name

In Slovenian, the town is known as Murska Sobota, in German as Olsnitz, and in Hungarian as Muraszombat.


Features

It used to be Yugoslavia's northernmost town, and throughout history it has shifted across borders between Slovenes, Croats and Hungarians, the latter still representing a 3,000 people minority. The once significant Hungarian Jewish community of Murska Sobota was eliminated by Nazi Germany. In 1991, during Slovenia's Ten-Day War against the Yugoslav Federal Army, Murska Sobota was bombed by air, with no casualties or visible damage. Today, it is a quiet town that lives around the regional authorities' activities, light industry, commerce and spa tourism. In April 2006 the city became the see of the newly created Roman Catholic diocese of Murska Sobota, which is a suffragan to the archdiocese of Maribor. Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in Latin, Југославија in Cyrillic, English: Land of the South Slavs) describes four political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... The Ten-Day War, sometimes called the Slovenian War (Slovenian: Slovenska osamosvojitvena vojna, Slovenian Independence War or desetdnevna vojna Ten-Day War), was a brief military conflict between Slovenia and Yugoslavia in 1991 following Slovenias declaration of independence. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... A bishop is an ordained person who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ... Area: 147. ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Bethlehem is a city located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,329. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

See also

This is a list of cities in Slovenia: Ajdovščina Celje Domžale Izola Jesenice Kamnik Kobarid Koper Kranj Krško Ljubljana Maribor Murska Sobota Nova Gorica Novo mesto Piran Postojna Ptuj Slovenj Gradec Slovenska Bistrica Slovenske Konjice Šentjur pri Celju Škofja Loka Tolmin Trbovlje Velenje Vipava Žalec Zagorje ob...

External links

  • Municipality of Murska Sobota
  • Google map
  • Aeroklub Murska Sobota
  • Murska Sobota Official Website
 
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Urban municipalities: Celje | Koper | Kranj | Ljubljana | Maribor | Murska Sobota Motto:  (unofficial) Gods blessing on all nations Anthem: Zdravljica Capital (and largest city) Ljubljana Slovenian, Italian1, Hungarian1 Government Parliamentary republic  - President Janez DrnovÅ¡ek  - Prime Minister Janez JanÅ¡a Independence from Yugoslavia   - Declared June 25, 1991   - Recognized 1992  Accession to EU May 1, 2004 Area  - Total 20,273 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Area: 311. ... Kranj (German: Krainburg) is the fourth largest city of Slovenia, approximately 20 km north west from Ljubljana with a population of 51,225 (2002). ...   (IPA: ) is the capital and largest city in Slovenia. ... Area: 147. ...

Nova Gorica | Novo Mesto | Ptuj | Slovenj Gradec | Velenje Area: 309. ... Novo mesto with Krka river Novo mesto is a municipality and town in the Republic of Slovenia. ... Ptuj Area: 66. ... Area: 173. ... Area: 83. ...

Coordinates: 46°40′N 16°10′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The Lake of Murska Sobota has been divided from old between its attractive water blueness, that made the embankment of the lake crowded every hot day, and the prohibition of bathing.
The space directly by the town-entering road between the motorway and Murska Sobota along the Bakovci Road is defined in the space arrangement plan that set up the main lines of use as well as of the environmental protection.
The new cuts in the space have given an ideal spatial patch for the purposes of recreational programmes between the motorway in the south and the lake in the north.
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