Puconci

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Puconci
Puconci
Town and Municipality
The village of Puconci
The village of Puconci
Location of the Municipality of Puconci in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Puconci in Slovenia
Puconci is located in Slovenia
Puconci
Puconci
Location of the town of Puconci in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°42′13.79″N 16°09′26.08″E / 46.7038306°N 16.1572444°E / 46.7038306; 16.1572444Coordinates: 46°42′13.79″N 16°09′26.08″E / 46.7038306°N 16.1572444°E / 46.7038306; 16.1572444
Country  Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Ludvik Novak
Area
 • Total 107.7 km2 (41.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 6,281
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Puconci (pronounced [ˈpuːtsɔntsi]; in older sources also Pucinci,[2] Hungarian: Battyánd,[2] Prekmurje Slovene: Püconci,[3] German: Putzendorf[citation needed]) is a town and a municipality in the Prekmurje region in northeastern Slovenia.[4] Prior to 1920 it was known as Battyánd, Hungary.

The majority of the population is Lutheran, making Puconci one of the few Slovenian municipalities where the majority of the population belongs to a non-Catholic denomination.

Puconci Lutheran church

There is a Lutheran church in the middle of the settlement, built in 1784, the first Lutheran church in the region of Prekmurje.[5] It was rebuilt and restyled in 1909.[6]

Prominent natives and residents of Puconci include the writers István Lülik, Sándor Terplán, Rudolf Czipott, and Ferenc Berke, and the politician Feri Horvat.

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