Čikečka Vas

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Čikečka Vas
Csekefa
Čikečka Vas is located in Slovenia
Čikečka Vas
Čikečka Vas
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°43′15.74″N 16°19′12.37″E / 46.7210389°N 16.3201028°E / 46.7210389; 16.3201028Coordinates: 46°43′15.74″N 16°19′12.37″E / 46.7210389°N 16.3201028°E / 46.7210389; 16.3201028
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Prekmurje
Statistical region Mura
Municipality Moravske Toplice
Area
 • Total 4.27 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 95
[1]

Čikečka Vas (pronounced [tʃiˈkeːtʃka ˈʋaːs] or [ˈtʃiːkɛtʃka ˈʋaːs]; Slovene: Čikečka vas, Hungarian: Csekefa) is a village in the Municipality of Moravske Toplice in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia.[2] The village includes the hamlets of Felső-vég, Alsó-vég, and Cseke-hegy. It also has a large number of Hungarian-language microtoponyms, including Alsó-mező, Felső-mező, and Külsö-hegy (fields), Vizköz and Alsó-rét (meadows), and Nagy-ritás and Ritka-tögyes (woods).[3]

Name[edit]

Čikečka Vas is also known as Čikečka ves in the local dialect. It is known as Csekefa in Hungarian.[3]

History[edit]

Čikečka Vas was first mentioned in written sources in 1208.[3][4] A school was established in 1941, but was discontinued in 1945. A fire station was built in 1954. The local mill stopped operating in 1962.[3]

Unmarked grave[edit]

Čikečka Vas is the site of an unmarked grave associated with the Second World War or its aftermath. The Čikečka Vas Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Čikečka vas) lies east of the village, in the parking lot left of the entrance to the village cemetery. It contains the remains of a Hungarian that was shot while crossing the border illegally.[5]

Chapel[edit]

Chapel in Čikečka Vas

There is a small chapel with a three-storey belfry in the settlement.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Moravske Toplice municipal site
  3. ^ a b c d Savnik, Roman, ed. 1980. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 289.
  4. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. 1937. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo, p. 460.
  5. ^ Čikečka Vas Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 24788

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