Kobilje

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Kobilje
Občina Kobilje
Town and Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Kobilje in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Kobilje in Slovenia
Kobilje is located in Slovenia
Kobilje
Kobilje
Location of the Town of Kobilje in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°41′N 16°24′E / 46.683°N 16.400°E / 46.683; 16.400Coordinates: 46°41′N 16°24′E / 46.683°N 16.400°E / 46.683; 16.400
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Pavel Namet
Area
 • Total 19.7 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 570
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Kobilje (Hungarian: Kebeleszentmárton, Prekmurje Slovene Kobile) is a village and a municipality in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia, on the border with Hungary. Kobilje Creek, a left tributary of the Ledava River, flows through it.

Name[edit]

The name Kobilje is believed to be derived from *Kobilje selo (literally, 'Kobilja village'), referring to Kobilje Creek (originally called *Kobilja (voda) based on medieval sources). In turn, Kobilje Creek was later renamed Kobiljanski potok after the settlement. The root of the name is derived from Slavic *kobyla 'mare'.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Martin, Saint Anthony of Padua, and Saint Roch. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 192.
  3. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia site

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