Ormož

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Ormož
Občina Ormož
Town and Municipality
Village of Svetinje in the municipality of Ormož
Village of Svetinje in the municipality of Ormož
Location of the Municipality of Ormož in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Ormož in Slovenia
Ormož is located in Slovenia
Ormož
Ormož
Location of the Town of Ormož in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°25′N 16°09′E / 46.417°N 16.150°E / 46.417; 16.150Coordinates: 46°25′N 16°09′E / 46.417°N 16.150°E / 46.417; 16.150
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Alojz Sok
Area
 • Total 212.4 km2 (82.0 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 17,095
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Ormož (pronounced [ˈoːrmɔʃ]; Hungarian: Ormosd, German: Friedau, Prekmurje Slovene: Ormošd) is a town and municipality in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the left bank of the Drava River and borders with Croatia on the opposite bank of the river.[2]

The parish church in the town is dedicated to Saint James. It was first mentioned in written sources dated to 1271. It was rebuilt on a number of occasions in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. It contains frescos from the 14th and 17th centuries.[3]

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The Drava seen from Ormož
Rural landscape outside Ormož