|• Total||4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||165 m (541 ft)|
Hotiza was attested in written sources in 1389 as curia Hotyza (and as Hothyza in 1524). Older Hungarian transcriptions of the name include Hodica and Hotica. The origin of the name is unclear and the name is also unusual because no other Slovene toponym ends in -iza. The name may be connected to the Slavic personal name *Xotimirъ or *Xotislavъ.
The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was originally a small chapel dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but was extended and rededicated in 1924 when it also became an independent parish.
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