Ženavlje

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Ženavlje
Gyanafa
Ženavlje is located in Slovenia
Ženavlje
Ženavlje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°50′20.45″N 16°10′38.88″E / 46.8390139°N 16.1774667°E / 46.8390139; 16.1774667Coordinates: 46°50′20.45″N 16°10′38.88″E / 46.8390139°N 16.1774667°E / 46.8390139; 16.1774667
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Prekmurje
Statistical region Mura
Municipality Gornji Petrovci
Area
 • Total 3.53 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Elevation 349.4 m (1,146.3 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 99
[1]

Ženavlje (pronounced [ʒɛˈnaːu̯ljɛ]; Hungarian: Gyanafa,[2] Prekmurje Slovene: Ženavle[3]) is a village in the Municipality of Gornji Petrovci in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia.[4]

Ženavlje is known as the unplanned landing site of a stratospheric balloon with the Belgian pioneering balloonist Max Cosyns and his student Nérée van der Elst on 18 August 1934. The 18th of August was declared a municipal holiday and in 1997 a large bronze monument in the shape of a balloon was erected on the spot of the crash landing to commemorate the event.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Vengušt, Jernej. 1919. Seznamek prekmurskih občin (krajev) z označbo pošte in zemljevidom. Radgona, p. 6.
  3. ^ M. Vincetič. 2014. Lebdeča prikazen / Lebdejča prilika. Murska Sobota: Franc-Franc. ISBN 978-961-255-077-6 p. 99.
  4. ^ Gornji Petrovci municipal site
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 17195

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