Municipality of Pesnica

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Municipality of Pesnica
Občina Pesnica
Location of the Municipality of Pesnica in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Pesnica in Slovenia
Municipality of Pesnica is located in Slovenia
Municipality of Pesnica
Municipality of Pesnica
Location of Pesnica pri Mariboru in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°36′35″N 15°40′17″E / 46.60972°N 15.67139°E / 46.60972; 15.67139Coordinates: 46°36′35″N 15°40′17″E / 46.60972°N 15.67139°E / 46.60972; 15.67139
Country Slovenia
 • Mayor Venčeslav Senekovič
 • Total 75.8 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 7,244
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

The Municipality of Pesnica (Slovene: Občina Pesnica) is a municipality in northeastern Slovenia and administrative unit Upravna enota Pesnica. The center of the municipality is Pesnica pri Mariboru, a suburb near Maribor. It lies at the western end of the Slovenske Gorice hills at the upper valley of the Pesnica River. The area was part of the traditional region of Lower Styria. It is now included in the Drava statistical region. The main economic activities in the area are tourism, trucking and farming.


The village of Pesnica pri Mariboru is a new small town but Jarenina and Pernica are much older; Jarenina is also an old parish. There are many castles and ecofarms, such are Kozar, Eder, Trunčič, Gaube, Sergo Dveripax and more.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Pesnica include:

  • Ivan Anzelj Eder, mayor of the Municipality of Jarenina, today in the Municipality of Pesnica and founder of the fire station in Pesnica
  • Rene Krhin, Slovenian football international who now plays for Bologna
  • Jan Muršak, a NHL hockey player
  • Tone Partljič, a writer, screenwriter, and politician
  • Ivo Štandeker, a writer and journalist who was killed in Sarajevo during the war


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